ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Nation, Pramoedya Ananta Toer and Salman Rushdie

Solipsism or Solidarity

Among postcolonial novels, Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Pramoedya's Buru quartet bear a clear resemblance, for both are responses to the degeneration seen in postcolonial societies. This article, a comparative study of the two novels, seeks to understand the value of the realistic historical novel; the individual's relation to the national community; the reasons for the degeneration of postcolonial societies and the significance of exile.

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