Revealing the Unrevealed: An Investigation of Gothic Marxism in Ayesha Muzaffar’s Jinnistan

Authors

  • Warisha Mahmood Student, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Warda Abbas Lecturer, Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Fizza Rehman Lecturer, Department of English, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-III)59

Keywords:

Capitalism, Culture, Economy, Gothic Marxism, Horror, Monster, Political Agenda

Abstract

The research paper dissects the major characters along with their encounters with the ghosts in their daily life routine revealing the unrevealed political cards behind their narration endeavoring to achieve the utilitarian cause of contemporary Pakistani horror literature. Capitalism being an immortal malice has its own set of traumas attached to it and any revolution beyond that is believed to have its own kind of traumatic risks. The theory of ‘Gothic Marxism’ has been kept under scrutiny to sketch the fears aroused after apprehending the unconsciousness of capitalism which plagues a society through a particular cultural expression. All these dilemmas being clearly witnessed in the ideologies of laymen by anatomizing the genre of horror fiction depict the blind following of the unauthentic beliefs and cultural superstitions, leading the proletariats being processed into the corporeal fragility of capitalism. The cause ultimately compels to capture an aesthetic capacity along with a culturally therapeutic effect in the selected short stories of Abu’s Jinn by Ayesha Muzaffar, through colossal fears engraved into cultural imaginations, on a mass level and their shift resonating with anxieties of rapid economic development historically.

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Published

2023-09-27

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Mahmood, W., Abbas, W., & Rehman, F. (2023). Revealing the Unrevealed: An Investigation of Gothic Marxism in Ayesha Muzaffar’s Jinnistan. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 7(3), 681–691. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-III)59