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Secularism in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's children and Vikram Seth's A suitable boy

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history, nation, language
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This thesis is a comparative study of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children (1981) and Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy (1993). It compares the novels' representations of the postcolonial Indian nation-state and of the conflict between secular and religious perspectives in the Indian public sphere. The novels are interpreted as responses to specific moments of crisis in the so-called "secular consensus" of the Indian state: Midnight's Children to the Emergency of 197...

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Institution:
Linacre College (University of Oxford)
Department:
Faculty of English Language and Literature

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Publication date:
2004
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602336242
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uuid:228c0018-d71f-441b-b485-276b73111dd2
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English
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