Sea of Poppies: A Socio Cultural Evolution of Indian Diaspora: A Saga of Struggle

Authors

  • Dr. Ashish Gupta Associate Professor (English) J. H. Govt. P. G. College, Betul (M.P.)
  • Siddharth Pandole Research Scholar (English) Dept. of Postgraduate Studies & Research, J. H. Govt. P. G. College, Betul (M.P.)

Keywords:

Colonial, Socio-Cultural Evolution, Diaspora, Reconstruction of Identity

Abstract

Amitav Ghosh is one of the leading writes of Indian English literature. His novel Sea of Poppies was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize in 2008. The novel is based on historical setting of colonial rule in India and to fulfil its need of supply of opium to china. The novel is a commentary on socio cultural evolution of Indian Diaspora, a saga of struggle by the destitute and wretches of colonial India and the dispassionate account of the India peasantry forced into opium cultivation. It is a novel in relation to disporic sensibility and reconstruction of identity. The majority of the characters of novel show an extra-ordinary ability of coping with situation and the new place. The characters make effort for identity reconstruction or transformation to suit with the new place.

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2016-04-30

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Dr. Ashish Gupta, & Siddharth Pandole. (2016). Sea of Poppies: A Socio Cultural Evolution of Indian Diaspora: A Saga of Struggle. The Creative Launcher, 1(1), 7–13. Retrieved from https://www.thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/350

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