How I Prepared Post-Colonial Literature in 1 Week (UGC NET English)



hi friends I'm Arpita Carver and in this video lecture I'm going to talk about some important post-colonial novels which you should not skip if you are a net aspirant there are a lot of students who are continuously questioning me than mom what is post colonialism let me tell you guys it is very simple Britain birth sorry countries colonized keyattr and all those countries writing and producing their own literature during the colonial rule and even after they got independence so what gist Navy writers a genomic colonial operation Cabaret Mallika hey colonialism cabaret Mallika imperialism cabaret Mallika they all are classified as post-colonial writers Caffey sorry countries could retain named colonize quiaca and if you look at the countries you will see that you know almost the entire world except the European nations were colonized by Britain so you can go to my website or pathological under the tab called online course content you will find us module which is called post-colonial literature and in that module you will get a list of all the important post-colonial writers which you must read if you are preparing for net exam in this video I shall be looking at few important post-colonial works so that you can get an experience and you can get an exposure to the post-colonial writings and then you can start your preparation for UGC net English the first novel that we are going to talk about in this video lecture is in the castle of my skin it is a fabulous work written by George lambing who is a Caribbean writer he has written this autobiographical story and the story is set in 1930s Caribbean island which is oppressed by Britons and the theme of rationalism social class then gender inequality and imperialism can be seen throughout the novel it's a beautiful novel which talks about the story coming of its story of character called G this reminds me of Alice Walker's color purple in which the characters were named after alphabets so what is important about this particular novel is that the title has been taken from derek walcott spomb in which the lines are you in the castle of your skin.i in the swineherd so this was a line from derek walcott poem from where the title has been inspired other than that classic thing about this novel is that the novel is written from three perspective the first person narration by G this third person narration by MA in power okay so we have got the second perspective which is third-person narration by my and pas if you have seen Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee's movie terror album you can see that this resembles the title track okay ma in fur and the third perspective is shared from an omission narrator's point of view so we've got three perspectives from which we see the same story this is what makes the novel special the next book that we are going to talk about is was written by Patrick White who is an Australian writer he received Nobel Prize in the year 1973 so you can really well imagine that this work is important because it is written by a Nobel laureate moving further if you look at the story of was you'll see that this story is based on a real-life story of a Prussian Explorer a german explorer whose name was was okay Ludwick was the name but in the book you will see the name was was so the real name was Ludwig and he was a crucian come german explorer who went on a journey to Australia and when he returned he described the incidents in the story was you will see that the main character name is worse there are a lot of religious references throughout the book you will see that you know was is constantly compared to Christ to God to devil and he is a kind of man who you know goes to help needy people people who are suffering from plague and in spite of his own you know illness he goes there and he helped those needy people and that is why he's compared constantly with Jesus Christ because of his nature his nature to help others Oh moreover he was in love with a girl called Laura so then Laura and was meet that place is compared to Garden of Eden the place where Adam and Eve meet so Garden of Eden to compare Chiara it was place Co apart from that you should also remember that there was a question in January 2017 recently wherein they gave a line from the novel and they asked that from which novel is this line from and the line was map I will first make it map I will first make it this was a line and this line is from Patrick White's celebrated novel was other than was he has also written a lot of other works solid mandala is very important so I cover all these works and all these writers in detail in my audio online course so if you are interested you can call or what's up on the number displayed above and you can join my online course in which I will give detailed audio lectures on all the post-colonial writers and all other topics will be covered which are important for UGC net English the next work that we are going to discuss is Things Fall Apart which is a one of the most important works of post-colonial literature written by Chinua Achebe who is a Nigerian writer now the title Things Fall Apart might sound familiar because it has been taken from WB Yeats famous poem second coming so it has been inspired from Second Coming moreover you should remember that this particular novel Things Fall Apart is a part of two eulogy written by Chinua Achebe and the trilogy consisted of two more novels namely no longer at is an arrow of God so these were the three novels which were published as a part of a trilogy the novel is set in IG as you can understand Chinua Achebe is from nigeria it talks about the story of a man called Okonkwo okonkwo is a man who is a group leader of Eggbert community which is there in nigeria and nigeria is suffering from colonialism so there's a clash of culture between the Igbo society and the colonial society so there's a clash of culture which is depicted throughout the novel now this man upon four commits a sin what is that sin he participates in the sacrifice of a very little child whom he raised as his own son a kami funa so the entire story talks about the guilt ridden emotion of the main protagonist and we see that somewhere down the line he also accidentally commits a murder and he is exiled when he returns back after the period of exile he sees that the entire community has changed and he is so touched and he saw guilt-stricken that he finally decides to commit suicide because he cannot face what he sees in front of him the next novel that we are going to talk about his house of mr. Biswas written by VS Naipaul who is a trinidad writer writer belonging to trinidad and the story of house of mr. Biswas is very simple the main protagonist is Mohan Biswas who is an Indian born in Trinidad and the entire story revolves around his struggle for independence we find that he is married to a lady called Shanna Tulsi Shanna Tulsi is the name of his wife and she belongs to a very wealthy family and throughout the novel we see that how these Tulsi family is trying to dominate and overpower the Biswas family so that is the major theme of the novel there was a question in December 2006 wherein they asked that Tulsi family lives in which house and the correct answer was that they lived in Hanuman house the name of their house was hanawon house so you should remember this small fact in your mind there are a lot of though novels written by VS Naipaul like Benton River and these are like really really amazing works post-colonial literature is very interesting if you get to understand the lengths from which you need to see these works just like feminist literature you might not like if you are not a feminist because you are trying to pick out faults in such works similarly post-colonial literature will be loved by students who love reading literature who are aspiring to become professors so it is very interesting the only thing is that you need to create a spark in yourself so that you start loving such kind of writing my discussion on post-colonial novels cannot end before I talk about Margaret Atwood's novel surfacing Margaret dr. wood is a Canadian writer she is a very very influential writer I recently met her she came in Jaipur Literature Festival it's a big literature festival which is said to be Asia's number-one Literature Festival and writers from all over the world come there to attend this festival it happens in Jaipur every year in January so if you are a literature enthusiast then that's a place which you should not miss visiting coming back to the story of surfacing the story talks about an unnamed woman she is in search of her father and while she searching for her father she keeps on Yan thinking about her past and the memories of a past her father her mother brings instability in her later another incident happens one day she is driving she sees vision of her aborted child and that is a moment when you know her life turns and she decides that now she is no longer going to stay with everybody she leaves everyone and towards the end of the novel you will see that she transforms her character transforms into animal because of the psychological trauma that she is going through so a very very complex story talking about a woman and her life and the challenges she faced so it's a beautiful work you should not miss reading this work so facing by Margaret Atwood so with that load my discussion on post-colonial novels we have looked at some of the amazing post-colonial writers and I'm pretty sure that once you start reading the post-colonial writers you'll eventually fell in love with all these writers and their works so with that note I end my video before you leave do subscribe to this channel because I post videos every Saturday and every Sunday specifically for the UGC net aspirants you should also go and check my social media pages because we are running a very very interesting Gonet quiz and some amazing content for UGC net English aspirants so you should go and check these pages and participate in the questions quizzes puzzles so that you can boost your confidence and prepare in a more fun-filled will we'll meet in the next video lecture till the time we need next happy learning keep loving literature and stay tuned to our potaka revoir

32 thoughts on “How I Prepared Post-Colonial Literature in 1 Week (UGC NET English)

  1. Thanks . Mam plz make a video on 'The Great Indian Novel 'by Shashi Tharoor

  2. Mam… Plez… Make a detailed video of symbolism Nd imagism

  3. Mam pls say about extrasensory perception works in English literature

  4. I have seen four or five videos, these are very good knowledge about important fact related topics. So thank you mam.

  5. mam please make videos on most repeated questions asked in ugc net

  6. Hello mam I need your help and I'm sure you'll help me.. Mam I want to detail study about Dalit literature

  7. hello mam,
    this is great lecture on post colonial literature. you use simple language for deliver the lecture. Mam please upload one video on one full topic or work in deeply, critically for us.
    thanks for great lecture.

  8. mam do u have taken regular Clss pls i might to take Clss how much and where pls subscribe

  9. Hi, r ur lectures in the course recorded which one can listen at their ease? Or it is with a fixed schedule?

  10. Pls suggest me any book for. World literature for comprehensive reading

  11. does thedate of publication ofa book matter ? i mean if a book was published before independence but contains anti British rule sentiments,should it be categorized post colonial?

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