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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44933

Recounting the Narrative Techniques and Cognitive Attitudes in the selected Postcolonial Booker Prize Novels

Dr.M.Hema, Dr. N. NATESH KUMAR, Mr. T. Palanisamy


This paper aims in analyzing the postcolonial aspects and cognitive attitudes through the narrative techniques and the characters in the Indian novels of the Booker Prize Awards. - Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie, The God of Small Things by Arunthadhi Roy, The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai and The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. The key aspects of postcolonialism such as Orientalism, Diaspora, Hybridity and Postcolonial Feminism are dealt within the study. The study also touches on other aspects such as Otherness, Globalization and Cultural conflicts. The choice of the novels for the study was made on the basis that the authors of these novels were all Indians. The obvious connection among these novels is that the aspects of postcolonialism can be found in each of them in different proportion. The Booker Prize Foundation launched its prize in 1969 with the aim of promoting the most excellentfiction by gratifying the best novel of the year written by a resident of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. The panel of members for this prize is chosen from a wide range of authority like good critics, novelist, academicians and also poets, political people and film field members, all with fervor for excellent fiction.


Postcolonialism, feminism, cultural conflicts, colonialism, cognitive attitudes

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