Connection between male and female characters in the works of Amitav Ghosh and Rohinton Mistry
Mr. Bantisinh Bharatsinh; Dr. Anshu Raj Rajpurohit
Research Scholar; Professor, Department of English,
Career Point University, Kota, Rajasthan
Amitav Ghosh and Rohinton Mistry are renowned Indian-born authors who have made significant contributions to contemporary literature through their novels. Their works explore a wide range of themes, including colonialism, migration, identity, and politics. One prominent aspect of their writing is the depiction of political identity, which is influenced by various factors such as personal experiences, social status, and historical context. This research paper aims to conduct a comparative study of the portrayal of political identity in the novels of Amitav Ghosh and Rohinton Mistry. The paper will examine selected works from both authors, with a focus on Ghosh's "The Shadow Lines" and Mistry's "A Fine Balance". Through a close analysis of the characters, settings, and plotlines in these novels, the paper will explore how the authors depict political identity in the context of colonialism, post-colonialism, and socio-political events in India. The paper will utilize a combination of literary analysis and socio-political theories to examine how Ghosh and Mistry construct the political identities of their characters. It will investigate how the characters' political identities are shaped by their personal experiences, social backgrounds, and historical circumstances, and how these identities interact with other aspects of their lives, such as their cultural, regional, and gender identities. The paper will also explore how the authors highlight the complexities and nuances of political identity, including the tensions between individual agency and structural constraints, as well as the intersections of various forms of oppression and discrimination. The findings of this research will contribute to the understanding of how political identity is portrayed in contemporary Indian literature and shed light on the works of Ghosh and Mistry as important literary voices in this context. The paper will highlight the similarities and differences in the depiction of political identity in the novels of these two authors, providing insights into their unique perspectives on issues such as colonialism, migration, identity, and politics in India. Overall, this research aims to enrich the discourse on political identity in literature and provide a deeper understanding of the works of Ghosh and Mistry in the socio-political context of India.