Category: Literature – Asian Literature


The Procedure of Nationalism in King Rama VI’s Play: A Case Study of Hua Jai Nak Rob

In the reign of Phra Mongkut Klao Chaoyuhua — King Rama VI who is known as King Vajiravudh, Thai were confronted with many profound difficulties, especially colonization from western countries. “Hua Jai Nak Rob” was written in 1913 by His Majesty King Rama VI. The purpose of this play was to suggest and arouse Thai


A Deranged World through Structural Disarray: The Power of Narrative in 1980s Chinese Fiction

China under Maoist totalitarian extremity is a deranged world. In literary works by critically acclaimed authors Yu Hua, Can Xue and Chen Chun, the nightmarish reality is represented through narration strictly through the viewpoint of the male or female protagonists. In Yu Hua’s story, the teenage protagonist is an individual with the mental disorder of


Women at the Edge: Crimes of Power against Women in the Context of Nadeem Aslam’s Novel ‘The Wasted Vigil’

This paper aims to give a clearer perspective of the reasons of crimes of power committed against women in the context of Afghanistan and talibanization, as represented in Nadeem Aslam’s novel ‘The Wasted Vigil’. Through an analysis in the broader framework of socio-cultural and religio-political background, perceptions of the mindset of perpetrators of hegemony and


Can the Subaltern Be Heard: Subalternisation in the Context of the God of Small Things

Colonialism and Post-colonialism are theoretically speaking two mutually entangled but conflicting terms. Colonialism prospered on exploitation, hegemony, control, and deprivation of the colonized; creating an aura of its “otherness” for the specific goals. Spivak’s “Can the subaltern speak” draws attention to the “ general attribute of subordination in the south Asian society” and “oppressed subject”position


Searching for Home: A Reader Response of Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Interpreter of Maladies”

Jhumpa Lahiri was able to share with the world her first book, a collection of nine stories, Interpreter of Maladies, published in 1999. Growing up in America as well as her Indian heritage make her a genuinely interpreter of themes such as, cultural multiplicity, memory of homeland, the search for identity and the sense of


A Psychedelic Sagaciousness into Victor’s Life: Khushwant Singh’s Burial at Sea

Khushwant Singh, one of India’s most read and well-known writers in Contemporary Indian Literature, has written about the societal, political and individual’s faults and lacunae, which create interest into significant appraisal of his novel Burial at Sea with the intention of ascertaining individual’s survival as well as the struggle for independence and the after effects


Consumerism and Possibility of an Authentic Self in Murakami Haruki’s Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Jean Baudrillard, in The Consumer Society: Myths and Structures, defines consumption not as “… individual function of interest across a corpus of objects … but the immediately social function of exchange, of communication, of distribution of values across a corpus of signs” (78). Therefore, “… social function and social organization far surpass individuals and impose