ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 3, ISSUE : 3, July-September, 2015 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF AYE KWEI ARMAH’S NOVEL, THE BEAUTYFUL ONES ARE NOT YET BORN AND ARAVIND ADIGA’S NOVEL, THE WHITE TIGER
Priti Deswal & Dr. Anupam Chakrabarti
 
ABSTRACT
Aye Kwei Armah and Aravind Adiga satirically portray the decadent moral values, the spiritual bankruptcy and rampant corruption in post-independent Ghana and India, respectively. Both these writers have spent a substantial time abroad to familiarize themselves with the American mindset and Eurocentric mindset. Though their countries are ruled by the native people yet their attitude is no better than their colonial white rulers. The sardonic mockery in their novels is directed against the practice of what Frantz Fanon calls ‘Black Skin, White Mask’. In both the novels, it has been depicted how post-colonial leaders have become nonchalant not only to the political ideologies but also to the fate of their countries. They have seized to become instruments of change and have stewed themselves in dishonesty and corruption.
 
KEYWORD
Corruption, Franz Fanon, national bourgeoisie , post-colonial literature.
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