Construction of Cultural Identity through Language: A Study of 'Salt and Saffron'

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Abstract

Most representations of culture are done through literature which tells the readers about the lives of the people of a given culture. This article explores how the English novel Salt and Saffron, written by Kamla Shamsie, a writer of Pakistani origin, constructs the cultural identity of Pakistani characters in the novel. As the novel revolves around a Pakistani family, the culturerelated words, as well as themes, are inevitably present, and the article, through content analysis, highlights how these cultural themes have been discussed by the writer with the effective use of codeswitching and how this discussion has led to the presentation of a unique Pakistani cultural identity.

Authors

1-Ubaidullah Khan
Department of English, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

2-Muhammad Uzair
Department of English, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan.

3-Shaista Zeb
Department of English, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Keywords

Language, Culture, Representation

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2020(V-II).16


Page Nos

151-159

Volume & Issue

V - II

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Published: 06 2020

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