Global Noise: Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai, Hari Kunzru

Berthold Schoene

in The Cosmopolitan Novel

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780748638154
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651795 | DOI:
Global Noise: Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai, Hari Kunzru

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This chapter examines three novels, written by Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai and Hari Kunzru. These novels are concerned with the feasibility of sustaining the dynamics of Nancean world-formation in the context of an ever-thickening (neo-)nationalist unrest and global glomicity. The chapter also notes that globalisation is usually held responsible for the elimination of cultural difference and replacing it with worldwide homogeneity.

Keywords: Arundhati Roy; Kiran Desai; Hari Kunzru; feasibility; Nancean world-formation; (neo-)nationalist unrest; global glomicity; cultural difference; homogeneity

Chapter.  11444 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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