2011 Student Research Conference:
24th Annual Student Research Conference

"Maps and Mirrors" in Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines
Brandon S. Whitmore
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

In her article, "Maps and Mirrors: Co-ordinates of Meaning in The Shadow Lines," Meenakshi Mukherjee suggests that, "the unnamed narrator deliberately superimposes the child Tridib's identity to his own." Tridib's influence on the narrator gives him hope of someday transcending the Shadow Lines in ways that are similar to Tridibs. Thus, the narrator's challenge in the novel is to overcome those boundaries and bridge the gap between "oneself and one's image in the mirror" through imagination and desire.

Keywords: The Shadow Lines, Amitav Ghosh, Meenakshi Mukherjee

Topic(s):English

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 41-4
Location: VH 1324
Time: 3:30

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