An Investigation of Effects of British Patriarchal Ideology on Hindus and Muslims of the Subcontinent in the Novel a Passage to India
Keywords:Patriarchal Ideology, WWII, British Raj, Muslims, Hindus
Literature is a high source of human expressions of feelings, and emotions of life experience. It helps to understand the mind of the author in the form of poetry, novel, and drama. E.M Foster’s masterpiece a Passage to India published in 1924. His work demonstrates the intricacies of life in imperial pre-WWII India in form of Patriarchal ideology and also represents actual conditions at that time of India underneath influence the British clatter amongst East and West the prejudiced misunderstandings. Moreover, goal of the article was to investigate British dominated patriarchal ideology on the Hindus and the Muslims of subcontinent in a passage to India. The quantitative study has been conducted and Creswell (2003) research model employed in the study for the proper outcomes. The questionnaire engaged in for the collection of the quantitative information from target sampling. The sampling consisted students of B.S English third year and B.S English fourth year of Sindh University campus KBSAS Naushro Feroze. Total number of participants was 70 including, 40 girls and 30 boys. The simple random sampling was used to collect the data form participants. The outcomes of the study have showed that Patriarchal Ideology had both positive and negative effects on Muslims and Hindus of the subcontinent.
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