There are many clues into how Indian society runs in this story. These cultural clues come from this story and they come from various aspects. There are cultural clues from Hinduism mythology and from first-hand accounts of Ms. Kralijevic’s journey to the Taj Mahal. The cultural context of India and its citizens that stems from Hindu mythology stem from how monkeys are perceived. ‘The monkey army commander
The designs of the English “became more imperial and their attitude more haughty and aloof” (George,44). The social gulf that existed between the “diplomatic pundits” and the English scholars began to widen. The attitude of the average Englishman changed from one of disapproval of “Hindu superstitions” and “Mussalman bigotry” and of philosophic and cultural interest in Hindu mythology, and of historical curiosity in Moguhal domination; into one of contempt for an inferior and conquered people (George, 44). The English had “developed from the pettifogging traders quarreling over their seats in church, to imperial swashbucklers and large scale extortionists” (Spear, 23). The British no longer relished the ways of commerce; their appetites’, instead were whetted by conquest and prospects of plunder.
Kim is based on the India that Kipling experiences during his five years of working there as a newspaper reporter. “His residence near the primary British Army base in Northwest India….enhanced his already intense admiration for the martial life” (Matin 359). Events in the novel are manipulated to formulate Kipling’s dream of dominated India. Being a product of his time, Kipling believes that the British empire has an obligation to bring “enlightenment” to inferior races and underdeveloped countries. His idea of the best way to rule the native India is expressed by creating Kim who is born in the country, resulting in Kim’s appreciation and favor of the Indian culture. Kipling constructs the native India consists of salvage people who are waiting to be civilized by British and limited by their races no matter how much they contribute to the imperialist system. He has people positively speak on empire’s behalf and recognize the work of British men. Moreover, all the characters exist in the story to help Kim going on the right track to become an imperialist boy and rise above everyone else. Kim’s ultimate choice of British empire’s interest over his loved lama and his being blessed for doing so successfully deliver Kipling’s imperialism message.
Due to the way Dahl illustrates the uncertain and suspenseful mood , utilizes historical context surrounding British imperialism to develop the characters, and the repressing symbolism, which reveals the existence of racism within India, justifies that his use of style is essential. As the reader can see, Dahl’s use of uncertainty and suspense creates the mood. It leaves the reader compelled to read the story to the end. Along with that, the way the author developed the characters added a background. Finally, Dahl’s use of symbolism for each character gave the story a deeper meaning which reflects on how racism is still a thing. With having all of these
Bharathi Mukherjee’s later novels Jasmine(1989), The Holder of the World(1993) and Leave It to Me(1997) comprised her last creative phase conveniently termed here as the phase of immigration. By now she has travelled a long distance in terms of thematic perception and character portrayal. Beginning with an expatriate’s uprooted identity in the early 70’s, her creative faculty explored the transitional dilemma of characters in early 80’s, whose acculturation bids were occasionally thwarted by the complexity of cultural plurality in the adopted land. However, after the publication of The Middleman(1998), the process of cultural acclimatization appears to be complete and the characters betray the confidence of an immigrant, almost a naturalized citizen, in facing the challenges of human life.
Kim gives a vivid picture of the complexities in India under British rule. It shows the life of the bazaar mystics, of the natives, of the British military. There is a great deal of action and movement, for Kipling's vast canvas painted in full detail. The dialogue in the novel makes use of Indian phrases translated by the author, they give the flavor of native speech in India. They are also touches of the native behavior and shrewdness.
The subject of ‘The Jungle Book’ covers the imperative connections in a human’s life and the relationship that everybody has with nature. “The Jungle Book” additionally covers qualities for example dedications, fearlessness, customs, respects, tirelessness and uprightness. In the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, the wolves do not hurt the youngsters since they realize that hurting a human can bring different people upon them such as jeopardizing them. For, dependably the continuation of every species is fundamental. Family and devotion to family is a subject running all through the story. From the minute, Mowgli meanders
Throughout the nineteenth century, many of the world's largest countries were searching for ways to expand their power. They searched for foreign lands in which they could conquest military, political, and economic wealth. Traditional cultural forms were transformed into that of the European style, imperialistic ideas were being spread, and resources were being stripped. This search for power included the country of Great Britain and their colonization of India (Cohn 4). The effects of colonialism are still evident today in each place. Rudyard Kipling expresses themes of British Colonialism in his novel, The Jungle Book.
Within Queer Phenomenology Sara Ahmed also gives personal accounts in order to back up her argument. Growing up in a “mixed-race” family, from a British mother and Pakistani father, the author describes her attitudes and perceptions towards her racial diversity and how her views on the matter
At first glance, the documentary Meet the Patels could easily be billed as a real-life My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Centered on Ravi Patel – a first generation Indian-American man – and his quest for love, it certainly displays all the trappings and inner workings of a riveting romantic comedy. However, beneath the exterior mesh of a typical boy-meets-girl frame story, as well as Ravi’s interactions within his branch of the Patel clan, one can also detect various allusions to the struggles of American homosexuality and gay marriage within the plot.
As seen in most third transnational films from Asia countries, “popular cultural products criss-cross cultural borders everyday” therefore these cultures remain circulating in transnational cinema (Aquilia 2006). The power of transnational cinema could not be ignored as global screen reflects a transnational cultural exchange (Aquilia 2006). My clip shows that those sections of films we studied consisting crossover boundaries of actors and actresses, overseas settings and different cultures portrayed. Athique also argues that non-Indians and people with little Indian history background found enjoyment in the mixture of Bombay films (Athique 2008). Thus, transnational cinema in both ways depicted the cultural identity audiences can relate to, as well as transnational culture exchange among the globe.
In the essay “Shooting an Elephant”, George Orwell recounts his experiences as a British police officer in the British Raj during the 1930s and 40s. During this time period, Great Britain controlled most of South Asia, including the Burman village where Orwell was stationed. He describes the futility of imperialism for both parties involved, directing his experiences to the European audiences of the time. This is meant to provide perspective towards the consequences of European imperialism and internal struggle which Orwell and the British Empire both face. The act of imperialism restricts both the conqueror and the conquered from true freedom and is pointless due to the resistance and morality of human nature.
In this paper, a motion picture about a story of a family who was forced to move out of Uganda to the United States will be discussed. In addition, it will be presented the story a couple from two different cultures who fell in love, which brought consequences to both of their families. Also, this paper will discuss about how some people have a hard time assimilating to other cultures.
The reader gets a rare and exotic understanding of a totally foreign and ancient culture experiencing the growing pains of colonial expansion during the British domination
E.M. Forster’s classic novel “A Passage to India” tells the story of a young doctor, Dr. Aziz, and his interactions with the British citizens who are residing in India during the time of the British Raj. Throughout the novel, the reader gets many different viewpoints on the people and the culture of India during this point in history. The reader sees through the eyes of the Indian people primarily through the character of Dr. Aziz, and the perceptions of the British through the characters of Mr. Fielding, Adela Quested, and Mrs. Moore. Through the different characters, and their differing viewpoints, the reader can see that Forster was creating a work that expressed a criticism that he held of the behavior of the British towards their Indian subjects.