Authors: Amrita Satapathy
Once upon a time the East was called as the exotic Orient and the West, as capitalist Occident. Novels by Kipling and Forster highlighted this dichotomy through their stories. This article aims to show that East and West are not mere isolated constructs; later novels are examples of this fact. East and West have common points of referents and can coalesce to form a ‘contact zone’. This article through illustrations from different novels belonging to different time frames, aims to show this point of “in-between-ness”.
Occident, Orient, Rudyard Kipling, E.M. Forster, Salman Rushdie, East, West