Re-visiting the Homeland: Philosophical and Aesthetic Dimensions in Adib Khanâ€™s <i>Spiral Road<i>
This paper focuses on the fiction of the multi-award winning Bangladeshi- Australian novelist Adib Khan. From the plurality of cultures in which Khanâ€™s fiction is embedded, the paper draws out its subcontinental philosophical and aesthetic dimensions. The paper hypothesises that in Khanâ€™s fiction, the diasporicâ€™s return to the â€œimaginary homelandâ€ is triggered by the desire for self-knowledge and self-fulfilment. It extends to an analysis of the aesthetics of this return journey.The paper will be framed by the classical Indian theories of Rasa (Aesthetics).
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