The Subaltern's Power of Silence and Alternative history: Amitav Ghosh's The Calcutta Chromosome
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Amitav Ghosh's novel The Calcutta Chromosome is a science-fiction which deals with subalter voice. In this paper I have discussed that how Ghosh has written an alternative hisory for the suabltern and how he establishes a connection between subaltern and the science-fictional term, the posthuman. I also argue that through such representation Ghosh proposes a open ended way to think about the subaltern future as well.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 38 p.
postcolonialism, subaltern, silence, voice, alternative history, alternative modernity, science, counter-science, posthuman
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30547OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-30547DiVA: diva2:945128
Subject / course
2016-06-10, PC 252, Södertörn University, Huddinge, 10:00 (English)
Ghose, Sheila, Högskolelektor
Frangos, Michael, Högskolelektor