Journal of English Literature and Culture
International Journal of English Literature and Culture
Vol. 2(10), pp. 222-226, October, 2014
Journey from a Timid Provincialism to Global Consciousness: Heroism in Anita Rao Badami’s The Hero's Walk
Dr. Shalini Yadav*¹, Dr. Mukesh Yadav²
¹Assistant Professor, AlJouf University, Sakaka, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, PO.BOX 2014.
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²Assistant Professor, AlJouf University, Sakaka, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, PO.BOX 2014
Accepted 18 October 2014
Anita Rao Badami's The Hero's Walk is a story of a middle aged man Sripathi Rao, with a pedestrian job and a disintegrating family, who encounters the most unusual events in his life and presents heroism in life itself. The gradual expansion of Sripathi's consciousness, process initiated after his daughter Maya's death, and his inner conflict, with otherness, is well traced in the narrative by the novelist. The novel deals with the postcolonial themes of displacement and belonging, and tensions between old world traditions and new world mobility. In this paper, an attempt has been made to explore the strategies of survival to face and surmount the obstacles and Sripathi’s journey from a timid provincialism to global consciousness by balancing between the preservation of identity and the embrace of difference, between recalling the past and lodging in the present.
Keywords: Anita Rao Badami, Heroism, Provincialism, Global Consciousness
Cite This Article As: Yadav S, Yadav M (2014). Journey from a Timid Provincialism to Global Consciousness: Heroism in Anita Rao Badami’s The Hero's Walk. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 2(10): 222-226