Postcolonialism Analysis

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Introduction A major element in the postcolonial agenda is not only to disestablish the master stories of art, nation , understanding and organization ruled by a man but also to free the 'have nots' and 'the lower in positions' within the newly independent nation state . Postcolonialism as a explanation , argues Elleke Boehmer , refers to those explanations , texts , political and modes of that start/work at questioning the structural inequalities and bring about social justice . The term 'post' in the word 'postcolonial' shows/documents not only a time-based meaning . Word 'post' becomes a metaphor for age old power struggle that becomes the center of all human and (related to social pressure, how people act toward each other, etc.)…show more content…
Mahashweta Devi criticizes the democratic practice of the nation state where the tribal are called to work for the nation but the nation did not recognize their needs. Her writings become sites of resistance , participation and total (of everything or everyone) action . Bell Hooks said that not importantity is the site of resistance . Her works study surprising mistakes rather than any fixed identity . Women main characters of Devi refuse to accept the identities that are available to them . They form their own identity . Their identities are not fixed but they become an attitude , process and thinking . Her writings are not about an event but about a process-an unending process of abuse/mistreatment . The power equations remain the same . In this sense , her writings become truly postcolonial in its questioning of abusive social systems . Mahashweta Devi was born in 1926 in Dhaka , to book-related/writing-related parents . Her father , Manish Ghatak , was a poet and a book writer , and her mother , Dhariti Devi , was also a writer…show more content…
She joined Vishvabharati University in Santiniketan and completed a B.A. (Hons) in English , and then finished an M.A in English at Calcutta University . She started writing at a young age , and added/gave short stories to different book-related/writing-related magazines . Her first novel , Nati , was published in 1957 . Among her masterpieces are "Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa" , "Rudali" , "Bioscoper Baksho" , and "Chatti Munda Evam Tar Tir" . She writes about the lives of ordinary men and women , especially Adivasi people like the Santhals , Lodhas , Shabars and Mundas , and other topics of social and political relevance . "Hazaar Chaurasi ki Maa" has recently been filmed . She is also an (person who uses action and strong words to support or oppose something) and has spent many years traveling for the rights of the tribals . Among her many awards is the Padamshree , Sahitya Akademi Award , Jnanpith Award in 1996 , an the Megasaysay Award in 1997 , the Asian equal of the Nobel prize . She is a social (person who uses action and strong words to support or oppose something) with a very good sense of Indian history . She writes : "The only purpose of my writing is to expose the many faces of the taking advantage of

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