Socio-political Commentary in Bina Shah’s Novel “A Season for Martyrs”

Authors

  • Irfan Ali Abro Lecturer, Department of Humanities & Social Science, Bahria University Karachi Campus, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Ali Raza Chhalgri Baloch Lecturer, Department of Humanities & Social Science, Bahria University Karachi Campus, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Sadaf Fatima Senior Lecturer, Department of Humanities & Social Science, Bahria University Karachi Campus, Sindh, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II)20

Keywords:

Intellectual History, Manipulation, New-Historicism, Socio-Economic Upheaval, Sufi Saints, Western Powers

Abstract

The current study examined the worst condition of Pakistani people under the influence of Americans and Britishers in early 19th century in Bina Shah’s novel “A Season for martyrs”. New-Historicism as a theoretical framework applied to this study to depict and show the history of Pakistan in general and Sindh specifically. It comprehended the work through its historical context and knows intellectual as well as cultural history of that particular era of 19th century in this piece of literary work, readers came to know that how Pakistani people were suppressed, depressed and living under the influence of white men. On the other hand, how the beauty of Pakistan and Sindh is depicted in this novel. Bina Shah, a Pakistani English writer deals with issues such as: gender discrimination, gender inequality, and women education. She portrayed the historical realities of Pakistani society and the Sindhi rulers like Talpurs, especially. She showed the myth of Pakistani society with the real historical era of 2007. She not only portrayed the psyche of Pakistani Politics but also the conspiracies of western powers behind its manipulation. Therefore, this paper displayed the historical background of Pakistan’s society with respect to socio-political perspectives.

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Published

2024-04-02

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Abro, I. A., Baloch, A. R. C., & Fatima, S. (2024). Socio-political Commentary in Bina Shah’s Novel “A Season for Martyrs”. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 8(2), 226–239. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II)20