Impact of Cosmopolitanism and the Socio-cultural change in the Indianness in Indian Writing in English: A Postcolonial Study
Author(s):
J. Arthy
Keywords:
Cosmopolitanism, Postcolonialism, Postcolonial theory, Hybridity, Third Space Theory, Cultural Globalization, Cultural Homogeneity, Marginality, Nationalism, Neo-colonization, National identity.
Abstract
The Present Study is to look at the impact of Cosmopolitanism in Indian English Fiction and the irreversible socio-cultural change in Indianness of the Indian people through a Postcolonial lens. Applying Homi.K.Bhabha, the Postcolonial cultural critic's postcolonial narrative theory, “Third Space", the Postcolonial Indian Writer Kiran Desai‘s fiction, Inheritance of Loss is analyzed as how hybrid subjects emerged by consuming two cultures, due to Cosmopolitanism, the Euro-centric Cosmos rightly the world-wide colonist ideology aims at bringing all the natives' national cultures under one umbrella enforcing global modernity. Today in the 21st century, the globalization era, the hybrids are the migrants or the diaspora in an "in-between" state of both the homeland and host land have undergone cultural homogenization due to cultural globalization. Thus the paper analyzes how the natives in the novel feel suffocated by cultural synchronization with the dominant culture and how they are marginalized and remain outsiders at worst, effects the dead spirit of nationality and the marginalization of nationalism. The outcome expected is to alarm the cosmopolitans, about the perils of dropping one's cultural identity, internalizing internationalism is nothing but going for commoditization and glocalization which will cause the probability of recolonization and default dominance in the future, all becoming a threat to the future generation of the nation.
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Unique Paper ID: 158671

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 10

Page(s): 335 - 340
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