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The Subaltern's Power of Silence and Alternative history: Amitav Ghosh's The Calcutta Chromosome
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [en]
postcolonialism, subaltern, silence, voice, alternative history, alternative modernity, science, counter-science, posthuman
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30547OAI: diva2:945128
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2016-06-10, PC 252, Södertörn University, Huddinge, 10:00 (English)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2016-07-01 Created: 2016-06-30 Last updated: 2016-07-01Bibliographically approved

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