The Problem Of Asymmetric Representation: The Racialization, Marginalization And Deservedness In I Am Malala By Christina Lamb And Malala Yousafzai

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Hassan Khan , Muhammad Asad Habib , Zafar Iqbal Bhatti


The study investigates Malala Yousafzai's collection of memoirs I'm Malala with regards to its governmental issues of portrayal and underestimation. This personal record depends on the occasions of the author’s life in years spent in Pakistan, especially when the Taliban had controlled Swat valley and the occasions which followed a while later. She is of the view that life in Pakistan for ladies is extremely challenging because of which the creator sees herself as marginalized. The investigation means to place this memoir in a postcolonial setting where Taliban would be contrasted with the colonizers, since Taliban intended to assume command over the Swat Valley, in the regions around too. Additionally, colonial masters likewise used the same strategy as British colonial masters came to the subcontinent to persecute the local inhabitants. For this reason, the hypothesis of subalterns by Gayatri Spivak will be utilized. She is of the view that regardless of whether the subalterns talk their voice isn't heard intentionally. They can't address themselves. Malala's experience with Swat was not exceptionally lovely, which in a way represents marginalization of ladies under the influence of such persecuted powers. Inside this point of view, under this estimation, Malala becomes an image for every one individuals who were impacted by the Talibanization in Swat. In a way, this study will reveal insight into the marginaization of ladies in Pakistan, since certain individuals in Pakistan call it a fantasy. Also, the study plans to probe whether her diary was written on Western plan as it is seen that Malala needed to pander to western connivances. There are serious question marks on Malala's portrayal. In such manner the hypothesis of Subalternity by Spivak fills in as a firm ground to prove the contention. 

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