• TRANSCULTURAL ETHNIC INTERROGATIONS OF WESTERN PREJUDICES: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AND TRANSPOSED RELATIONS OF POST MILLENNIUM ERA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MOHSIN HAMID’S THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST.


    Designation : Research Scholar, Department of English, University of Madras, Chennai


    Journal Name : Reserach maGma


    Publication Date : 11/10/2017




    Abstract :
    Literature often treats politically and culturally constructed issues through the victim’s perspective and writers like Mohsin Hamid done the same in his seminal work The Reluctant Fundamentalists. The counter responses of the sufferers can be either criticize on the base of mode of operation or supported massively. The paper states minute shifts of chief protagonists, Chagez’s affinity towards his nation, adopted nation, himself and the global fraternity of nation states. Novelist tackles the issues of alienation, hybrid culture, identity crisis and social labeling through the binaries of Pakistan and US , West and East , oriental and occidental etc… A true lover of US turns into vehement critique of their foreign policy once war on terror starts. Hero realizes the need of the service in his own country to defend its culture and understands the difficulties to maintain hybrid identity for longer term. Instead of victimizing a particular ethnic group from targets of the dominant set, the least form of defenses must be welcomed. Older colonizers turned into today’s policy makers and resulted creating “others” in their home land as well as outer world.


    Keywords :
    Hybridity, Subaltern Culture, Social Labeling, Ethnoscape.


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