Fissiparous Tendencies in Amitav Ghosh Shadow Lines

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R. Senthil Kumar, P. Vasuki


The research paper titled "Fissiparous tendencies in Amitav Ghosh's Shadow Lines" explores the concept of fissiparity as a key theme in Ghosh's novel. Fissiparity refers to the tendency of groups or individuals to split apart or divide into smaller factions. The paper examines how this theme is explored through the complex relationships between characters from different cultural, national, and linguistic backgrounds in the novel. It delves into the ways in which historical and political factors contribute to these fissiparous tendencies and how they affect the characters' sense of identity and belonging. Through close textual analysis, the paper highlights how Ghosh uses language, narrative structure, and symbolism to convey these themes and to offer insights into the complexities of human relationships in a globalized world. Overall, the paper offers a nuanced and insightful reading of Ghosh's novel that sheds light on the ways in which identity, nationalism, and history intersect to shape our understanding of ourselves and the world around.

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