THE PORTRAYAL OF TRAUMA IN ABDULLAH HUSSAIN'S THE WEARY GENERATIONS

KAYALVIZHI. Y, Dr. Ashitha Varghese

Abstract


The present paper deals about the novel The Weary Generations by Abdullah Hussain who is an Urdu novelist and short story writer.The main protagonist is Naim andall the important incidents happen around him. The novel mainly focuses about World war, the Indian subcontinent in 1947 and on the British people and how they had treated Indian people before Partition. The present paper analyzes about how Naim is traumatized and how after thathe is recovering and what are the changes that had happened in his life.This novel narrates about different aspects of a generation. After thirty six years, he translated his novel into English, it is entitled “The Weary Generations”. In the novel, the main themes are partition, war, separation, migration and love.


Keywords


Partition, trauma, migration, World War.

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References


Caruth, Cathy. Unclaimed Experiences: Trauma, Narrative, and History Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press. 1996.

Hussain, Abdullah. The Weary Generations.India: HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. Print.

KISMIR, Aykut. “Political and historical Phenomena in The Weary Generations novel”. DTCF Journal 57. 1 (2017).


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