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The paper traces the socio-cultural circumstances of nineteenth century India and the broad principles of the citizens as presented in Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies. The interpretation is repeatedly dictated by two massive events- the events leading to the major Opium War and the Golden Triangle service between India, China and Britain and the gigantic immigration of the peasants to the cultivated area in the British colonies. In presenting the observations of opium service and indentured labor in nineteenth century India under magnificent ruling, Ghosh has brought to glow the collective conditions of the phase and also the position of women in a male dominated society. Women in initial India were held in renowned regard. The paper critiques the Indian banal powers which were deliberately patriarchal, feudal and anti-feminist in environment.


 

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