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The purpose is to reground critical understanding of colonial literary discourses as a corrective to widespread apolitical readings of the imperial literary texts. We also maintain that theorizing power and employing it in the narrativity of the colonial discourses have been foundational to the territorial as well as textual triumph of the Raj. Therefore, the act of reading a colonial text is presented here as an extremely challenging task which dialogically involves multiple socio- historical perspectives and calls on the reader to constantly battle a textual dialectics of power. Therefore, it is not for nothing that such imperial narratives coincided with the British colonialism as the territorialization of the Subcontinent had to be supplemented by its extensive archival textualization. The way the law of the jungle operates in the story has been re read as a metaphorical functioning of the British imperial officialdom in the Subcontinent—a beastly locale marked by exilic and surrealist features. Keywords: colonialism, Raj, contrapuntal reading, power I. Introduction English novelist, poet, storywriter, Nobel laureate and a veritable troubadour of the Empire, Rudyard Kipling occupies a special place in the postcolonial studies.
He was the first writer in English to receive the Nobel Prize for literature, in Positive, comparative and superlative adjectives adverbs of time and manner Connectives: Subject object and possessive. Perhaps you know the film? The cartoon with dancing bears and singing monkeys? Find a different book, or watch a cartoon. Then you can laugh. This is the story of the Jungle Book.
It starts when two people die. A man and a woman. Their names are not important. Their lives are not important. Only this is important: Of course, everyone dies, sooner or later. It is natural. It is the First Law of the jungle. But the woman and the man died in a terrible way.
So Shere Khan killed them. One day in the jungle Shere Khan — the great tiger — killed a man and a woman. He did this because they were alone. He did this because he was hungry. Hungry animals kill. This leads us to the conclusion that in the quasi utilitarian and Darwinian sense the only viable code for the jungle is the one premised upon brute force and intimidation—an intimidation which is signified by fire See, Hodge, In the same way, the law accords a higher social status to those who are fitter and more ferocious.
Animals which hunt like wolves and snakes are admired while those that scavenge like hyenas and jackals are looked down upon. And lastly those that are prey like deer hardly count at all as their featuring in the narrative is the minimalist. The law of jungle has a clear imprint of Spenserian social Darwinism as the whole premise of the story is a struggle for survival marked by the superiority, strength and invincibility of the imperial power. The social Darwinism prevalent in the jungle does not admit of communal equality and the wild society remains rigidly hierarchical and authoritarian.
At a time when The Jungle Book was being written, the supremacy of the white race was more than a mere claim Loomba, This supremacy was being paraded as a scientific fact—a fact lent all the more credibility by the European colonial and cultural triumphs. Throughout the book, the law painstakingly maintains a distinction between the white men and the rest of the species. For instance, Rikki the mongoose is instructed as to what he should do if he ever encounters white men Kipling, There is yet another corollary of this law i.
In any case, this elaborate bureaucratic officialdom of jungle can be read as a signifier for the vast imperial machinery with built-in notions of efficiency and obedience.
This imperial bureaucracy governs all the communal praxis and is marked by a high degree of specialization in which each species has pre- assigned roles and duties Bivona, and any amount of transgression is not just a crime but also a sin. Besides, where this ledger of stated laws ends, Kipling proposes Darwinian- Hobbesian tactics: Because of his age and his cussing, because of his gripe and his paw, In all that the Law leaveth open, the word of the Head Wolf is Law Kipling, , p.
Finally every now and then it is not uncommon for the reader to come across such urbane notions of the Victorian era such as cleanliness, prudish conduct, sufficiency of sleep, self-defense, prevention of needless conflict, construction of safe shelter, avoidance of waste, prevention of retribution, etc. All these notions are parts of this law. Conclusion In this study, the researchers aim at showing the colonial subtexts and tropes in the storyline of The Jungle Book in which the master- narratives and the slave-narratives run in a parallel and dialogic way.
The story has clear patterns, representations and themes which can be correlated with the broader contours of the Raj and the meta-narratives of Empire.
A contrapuntal reading of The Jungle Book considerably brings such themes and representations to the fore. The researchers have also theorized the narrativity of power which throughout the book holds sway over the imagination of the reader.
Any effort to bridge the gap between these two realms is fore-doomed and this imperial conviction is evidenced by the eventual killing of the Shere Khan and the return of Mowgli to his village for good. It has also been seen that the discursive power to narrate, or to obstruct other narratives from emerging has been at the root of the prodigious power of the Empire. Imperialism comes from the Latin word imperium, meaning to command and this command, more than any form of physical coercion, is backed by a benign discursive persuasion enshrined in the canonical literary works.
Neither the miracles of those men of prayer Nor the power of government is the reason for it — For centuries the people have been used to slavery. There is no difficulty about being a master When the people are entrenched deep in slavery Mir, , p.
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So Shere Khan killed them. He did this because they were alone. He did this because he was hungry. Hungry animals kill. This is the Second Law of the jungle. Animals do not understand fire. Before they died, the man and the woman used fire against Shere Khan.
They burned the great tiger.
They burned his paw — his foot — and Shere Khan was angry. He killed them, and then he went away. He went away because he was frightened of the fire. Her name was Raksha in the jungle. She was in her home. She gave her milk to her cubs, to her baby wolves.