International Journal of English Literature and Culture

International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 2(8), pp. 152-156, August, 2014

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2014.042


Riot: A Novel; A Postmodern Narrative


Dr. Diksha Sharma


Assistant Professor, School of Behavioural Sciences and Business Studies, Thapar University, Patiala.

E-Mail; dikshapuneetsharma@gmail.com,  E - mail: diksha.sharma@thapar.edu


Accepted 24 August 2014


Devoid of a circumscribed landscape of its own postmodern fiction is rather fluid and unstable enhancing its exuberant and experimental nature, and a large segment of contemporary fiction is characterized by its attributes. Having entered the cultural discourse the pluralistic and inconclusive line of thought and attitude, associated with postmodernism has further problematized and intensified the ambiguity associated with it. The present article is an attempt to analyze and highlight how Tharoor’s inconclusive and pluralistic approach associated with postmodernism, has problematized both the thematic as well as the technical aspects of the narrative of his book Riot: A Novel. The ingenuity and the indeterminacy of the style adopted by the author, and its correlation with the plurality of life that articulates its varied perceptions--discussed both in isolation as well as in cohesion with the text -- establish Riot as an exemplum of the fluidity and the ambiguity characterizing the frail margins of postmodern fiction.

Keywords: plurality, fluidity, ambiguity, inconclusive, indeterminacy




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