Volume 5, Issue 2
Frequency: 12 Issue per year
Paper Submission: Throughout the Month
Acceptance Notification: Within 2 days
Areas Covered: Multidisciplinary
Accepted Language: Multiple Languages
Journal Type: Online (e-Journal)
ABSTRACT: Among the later Indian Diasporic writers, the most notable is Salman Rushdie, born in India, now living in the U. K. Rushdie with his famous work Midnight’s Children ushered a new trend of writing. He used a hybrid language- English generously peppered with Indian terms to convey a theme that could be seen as representing the wide canvas of India. He is usually categorized under the magic realism mode of writing most famously associated with Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It mixes religion, fantasy and mythology into more grounded reality. The modern world is passing through so many problems of communalism, extremism, terrorism, fanaticism and hidden imperialism of powerful countries in the name of humanism which are the violators of human rights. Salman Rushdie in his novel Shalimar the Clown has very beautifully painted the picture of violation of human rights by terrorism propelled by religious zealotry. In Shalimar the Clown, Rushdie has suggested that three ideologies, i.e., personal, political and religious, should be intertwined to curb terrorism. Only then human beings can exist peacefully and human rights can be provided to everyone. The present paper is a humble attempt to look into this novel from the point of view of the treatment of violence and terrorism.
KEYWORDS: Magic Realism, Diaspora, Indian Writing in English, Violence and Terrorism.