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Identification Parades: an Interrogation of Identity and History in the Postcolonial Novels Ice Candy Man by Bapsi Sidhwa and Anil’s Ghost by Michael Ondaatje

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dc.contributor.author Hewa, SG
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-11T09:25:40Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-11T09:25:40Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.kdu.ac.lk/handle/345/4456
dc.description Article Full Text en_US
dc.description.abstract Postcolonial literature becomes a source through which dominant ideologies can be challenged and deconstructed. It is a potential site of resistance that reveals the way in which imperialist power structures strive to oppress, silence or erase the subjugated and the lingering effects of this process upon postcolonial nations. Ice andy Man by Bapsi idhwa and Anil’s host by Michael Ondaate are two postcolonial novels that examine the concepts of identity and history in terms of the marginalizing hierarchies and discourses constructed through different power structures. Ondaate’s Anil’s host examines the political turbulence in ri Lanka during the 1988/89 Insurgency through the lens of the diaspora using the character of Anil, a forensic pathologist who returns to her native country to conduct a Human Rights investigation. Bapsi Sidhwa explores the violence of the Partition of the Indian subcontinent in Ice Candy Man through the trajectory of Lenny from being a susceptible young girl to a mature and experienced person. The main research problem addressed in this study is whether the concepts of identity and history are discursively constructed based on underlying hegemonic power structures that are marginalizing and oppressive. These two postcolonial narratives are analyzed by conducting a textual analysis in order to understand how the concepts of history and identity are multifaceted and fluid, thereby challenging hegemonic perspectives that construct a single story. The way in which identity and history are subjectively experienced and constructed will be analyzed from a postcolonial theoretical framework. This study will contribute towards the understanding of postcolonial literature as a point of resistance to hierarchical ideologies or colonial discourses by voicing marginalized narratives. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Ice Candy Man en_US
dc.subject Bapsi Sidhwa en_US
dc.subject Anil’s Ghost en_US
dc.subject Michael Ondaatje en_US
dc.subject Postcolonial Identity en_US
dc.subject History en_US
dc.title Identification Parades: an Interrogation of Identity and History in the Postcolonial Novels Ice Candy Man by Bapsi Sidhwa and Anil’s Ghost by Michael Ondaatje en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.journal KJMS en_US
dc.identifier.issue 1 en_US
dc.identifier.volume 3 en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 17-24 en_US


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