Power relations as the consequence and mimicry of British Imperialism in Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy

Pekşen, Seda
This thesis analyzes the westernization of Indians as portrayed through the juxtaposition of the power relations between the Western and Third world cultures, and the power relations between the characters of the novel. Indians had become so 'Anglicized' that some of them took the place of the British rulers after Independence. In the novel the relations between parents and children, elders and youngsters, employers and employees are seen to be quite similar to the power relations that exist between the colonizer and the colonized. In the thesis these relations will be analyzed as the result and mimicry of British colonialism.


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S. Pekşen, “Power relations as the consequence and mimicry of British Imperialism in Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2003.