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dc.contributor.authorMira Shazliyana Artacho Dy
dc.description.abstractThis essay is concerned with the presentation and treatment of cultural trauma in Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss (2006), as well as its use in framing the ontological approaches leveraging the negotiation and formulation of a coherent national identity in post-colonial Indian narratives. Through the lens of critical work on sub-alterity, trauma in literature, and cultural imperialism, I will be investigating the ways in which Desai maps the impact of trauma onto the narrative of experience: through language, the consumption of food, and the body. The examination of these dimensions of experience provides a framework through which Desai’s narrative discusses and navigates the fragmentation of collective and national identity in post-colonial Indian communities.en_US
dc.format.extent34 p.en_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.titleTrauma and the negotiation of national identity in Kiran Desai's the inheritance of lossen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.supervisor2Shirley Chewen_US
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