By Michael Gorra
Arguing opposed to a version of cultural identification in line with race, Gorra starts off with Scott's portrait, in The Raj Quartet, of the nature Hari Kumar—a seeming oxymoron, an "English boy with a depressing brown skin," whose very life undercuts the idea in an absolute contrast among England and India. He then turns to the adversarial figures of Naipaul and Rushdie, the 2 nice novelists of the Indian diaspora. while Naipaul's lengthy and arguable profession maps the "deep ailment" unfold via either imperialism and its passing, Rushdie demonstrates that yes effects of that disease, similar to migrancy and mimicry, have themselves turn into inventive forces.
After Empire offers enticing and enlightening readings of postcolonial fiction, displaying how imperialism assisted in shaping British nationwide identity—and how, after the tip of empire, that id needs to now be reconfigured.
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After Empire: Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie by Michael Gorra