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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children and Adiga’s The White Tiger as Social Critiques
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'It is one of the trends of postmodernism to present facts that cannot be easily conceptualized, either because it is out of our experience or because of our tunnel vision. Postmodernism has been described as a period of mankind's deepest self-criticism. The novels of Rushdie, Midnight's Children in particular, along with Adiga's The White Tiger can be considered as enquiries that extend and embrace the world they live in. Rushdie has always maintained that it is the responsibility of the writer to tackle issues that sculpt our society, in an era of growing indifference...' (From author's introduction)


  • Epigraph:
    We do not like to climb a stair, and find that it takes us
    We do not like to walk out of a door, and find ourselves
    back in the same room.
    We do not like the maze in the garden, because it too
    closely resembles the maze in our brain.
    We do not like what happens when we are awake, because
    it closely resembles what happens when we are
    asleep. (Eliot 171-172)

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    y separately published work icon Language in India vol. 11 no. 6 June 2011 Z1881744 2011 periodical issue 2011 pg. 102-117
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