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Title: Politico-literary response to terrorism: a study of Arundhati Roy's the ministry of utmost happiness
Authors: Batra, Jagdish
Keywords: Terrorism
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2017
Citation: Humanities and Social Sciences Review, Vol.7 No.2 (2017): 429-437
Abstract: The Kashmir issue has been an apple of discord between India and Pakistan since the partition of the country in 1947. People have suffered due to politics which should otherwise have been instrumental in solving the conflict, mainly because of the intervention of terrorism. The Booker Prize awardee Arundhati Roy’s latest novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness has appeared after a gap of 20 years and touches upon this problem of the Indian subcontinent. On Booker’s longlist again, this novel straddles the twin domains of politics and literature in that it airs the writer’s political philosophy in her powerful narrative couched in rich language and a mocking style. My paper deconstructs the strategy adopted in the novel and also administers it a reality check which shows the writer’s courage of conviction even as the narrative throws up more questions than it answers.
ISSN: 2165-6258
Appears in Collections:JGU Research Publications

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