Sub Topics: Amitav Ghosh in The Shadow Lines puts the very concept of nationalism and nationality, as it were, under the microscope, and analyses the ideologies, exigencies and implications inherent in it
Key Words: Indian family, English family, 1960’s, Calcutta, London and Dhaka, political freedom, nationalism, ideologies, exigencies
Simply, Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines (1988), is about an Indian family and an English family in the transitional days of 1960's covering three cities- Calcutta, London and Dhaka. Ghosh primarily focuses on the meaning of political freedom in the modern world and the force of nationalism. One might struck by the complexity of themes, destiny of narrative texture, or use of language in The Shadow Lines.