We are constantly facing realities about ourselves at any age. Jane, at age 90 does not hide her inner contradictions.
(This blog post was written using The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy as well as Ania Loomba’s Colonialism/Post Colonialism.)
In The God of Small Things, we witness a cultural paradox present in an Aymanam based family. Despite their Indian ethnicity, family members often speak in the English language. Loomba’s assertion that “colonial identities…are unstable, agonized, and in constant flux” especially describes characters such as Chako in the novel (Loomba 149). Although Chacko is quick to characterize others as Anglophiles, he himself uses the English language to place himself on a pedestal above his Indian counterparts. Loomba’s quotes resonates well in a post-colonial period, in which Indians struggle to retain their native culture in a backdrop of British influences.
Chacko’s allegiance to the English language heightens after a college education at Oxford. Although he is well versed in his native tongue Malayalam, he uses English to emphasize his superiority…
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If there was such a term called "book spirituality" it would refer to how the right books come into your grasp at the right times. If such a thing exists however call me a bookagnostic as I'll never be able to provide evidence on how to distinguish between a mere coincidence and the work of a higher power.