• TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE OF AMITAV GHOSH MULTICULTURALISM IN CANTON AN OVERVIEW


    Designation : Research Scholar, Ethiraj College for women, Chennai, Tamilnadu


    Journal Name : Reserach maGma


    Publication Date : 11/10/2017




    Abstract :
    The emergence of ethnic groups within a society is due to the vast movement of people, languages and translations which has resulted in transnational literary and cultural studies. Cultural exchange across various regions leads to Multiculturalism which frees the characters from cultural and political repression. The effect of historical, social, political, cultural and economic aspects of the opium war on people across nations extending from India to China involving the interests of western hegemony is portrayed in this novel. The relationship between multiculturalism and integration is followed through from the viewpoints of demography, language and religion. Transformation takes place due to interpolation of state with its focus of power on Canton city which is embedded in various cultural and geographic backgrounds whose common interest is to trade with China. Ghosh made an elaborate study on Chinese culture which portrays the trade of opium in this novel. Thus the different classes of people mix not only with particular breed instead with different characters, types and sources of origin who moves across borders paves a monumental tribute to the era of globalization adapting the contemporary artistic and social productions to present-day conditions of Multiculturalism and Transnationalism discovering the aesthetic principles of one literary culture in texts from different literary cultures.


    Keywords :
    Cross Culture, Transformation, Transnationalism, Multiculturalism


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