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Disability, normalcy, and the failures of the nation: a reading of selected fiction by Salman Rushdie, Rohinton Mistry, Indra Sinha, and Firdaus Kanga

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This thesis is a study of representations of disability in a selection of Anglophone Indian literature written between 1981 and 2006.

In this thesis, I argue that, in fiction by Salman Rushdie, Rohinton Mistry, Indra Sinha, and Firdaus Kanga, disability often takes on positive symbolic value as it represents the potential for the postcolonial polis to survive and thrive, but that the ultimate death or medical normalisation of disabled characters in many of these narratives is tied...

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DPhil
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University of Oxford

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