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

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Postcolonial Responses to England

In the early years following independence, even as India struggled to come to terms with its colonial legacy, a certain degree of nostalgia was still evinced for the era that had ended. A study of two novels published in the first decades of independence is revelatory of sentiments that perhaps found wider echo than portrayed in the accounts provided by the novels' protagonists - one autobiographical and the other, fictional. Decades since then have seen much shedding of the colonial 'baggage', and while the novels now appear anachronistic, they also serve, by contrast, to indicate how far Indians in the postcolonial times have 'travelled' and also much that has vanished with an older generation.

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