Cultural Conflicts, Mimicry, and Hybridity in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things

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Jitendra Kumar Bharti


The paper focuses on the issues like cultural conflicts, hybridity, and mimicry in Arundhati Roy’s novel The God of Small Things (1997) that rose out due to the impact of colonial power, ideology, language and culture. Through the postcolonial approach, I have made analysis of the text and found a clash between cultures such as Hindu and Christianity, Indian and British; hybridity of which fine examples are the twins Estha and Rahel, and Chacko; mimicry represented by Pappachi and Baby Kochamma, and the colonial superiority by Margaret and Sophie Mol. The paper also deals with the psychological, social, and religious impacts of colonialism.


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Jitendra Kumar Bharti. “Cultural Conflicts, Mimicry, and Hybridity in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 5, no. 3, Aug. 2020, pp. 163-72, doi:10.53032/tcl.2020.5.3.22.


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