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Colonial Paradigm in the Western Narrative Angle: An Evaluation

Publisher : International Jpournal of English Language and Literature

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Arts and Sciences

Department : Commerce and Management

Year : 2014

Abstract : This paper examines how the power centers of an epoch of history controls the sociocultural,economic and political discourses of a period. The axiomatic contention ofFoucault – Discourse is Power – is perhaps the pivotal point from where Edward Said begins his enquiry. The paradigm of culture is innate in any ethnic environment andthe phase of occupation can super – impose a Western angle and perspective on the cultural motifs such as thought pattern, religious practices, social customs andconventions even etiquette and dress code in personal domain of the colonised.

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