Altering Identities- from Europe to Asia: Demented Impression of war and colonization in “A God in Every Stone” and “The English Patient”

Gul E G. Zahra

Affiliation: Bahaudin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan

Keywords: post colonial, Fragmented identity crisis, euro centrism

Categories: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, DEMETRIOS Literary Works

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.8.479

Languages: English

This article unleashes the torturous post-war effects in Kamila Shamsie’s A God in Every Stone (2014) and Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient (1996), that had altered the ideologies of colonized. This is a qualitative research and theory applied in this article is post-colonial criticism. The study is an effort to expand the ways through which the war and colonialism paid their contribution to the alter the ideologies of colonizers and colonized. I will be analyzing the fragmented loyalties of characters in war incidents mentioned in the text of the novels. The novel attacks the colonial power, identity crisis, and the euro-centric approach of the British.

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