Echoes of Marginalized Voices in Ranendera’s Lords of The Global Village
The present study explores the selected text Lords of the Global Village from the perspective of subaltern studies. The text from the perspective of subaltern literary theory focuses on the ‘Asur’ Tribe’s lifestyle, their marginalization by the mainstream, their issues and their conflicts with the dominant structures. The paper, from the vantage point of subaltern studies, aims to explore the underpinnings of this novel. By taking into account the concepts of Subalternity, Hegemony, Resistance, Assimilation, Subversion of establishment, through a subaltern reading of Lords of the Global Village would be analysed. The study explores, treatment given to characters of different groups and ideological implication of this treatment. Gramsci’s concept of hegemony and Ranjit Guha’s ideas of Subalternity have been used for analysing and interpreting the selected work.
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