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Volume : II, Issue : II, March - 2012

Postcolonialism: A Counter Discourse

Nadeem Jahangir Bhat AND Imran Ahmad

DOI : 10.9780/22307850, Published By : Laxmi Book Publication

Abstract :

The encounter between the colonizer and the colonized resulted in a situation where the hegemonic colonial discourse was resisted in different ways and by different means. The writers of India, Africa and the Caribbean countries came up with a narrative of their own whereby they resisted the socio-politicaleconomical and cultural aggression of the colonizer. In their writings, they produced means and ways that voiced and gave vent to those repressed feelings and wishes of the colonized that had been suppressed by colonial hegemony. This marks the rise of a postcolonial discourse whereby the colonized writers revived their identity, history, culture and myth. The present essay looks at diaspora, hybridity and multiculturalism as some major postcolonial counter discourses taking recourse to which the postcolonial fiction writers write back to ward off the Eurocentric bias and representation in literature.

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Nadeem Jahangir Bhat AND Imran Ahmad, (2012). Postcolonialism: A Counter Discourse. Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol. II, Issue. II, DOI : 10.9780/22307850, http://oldisrj.lbp.world/UploadedData/754.pdf

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