Globalization and Hegemony, and the question of Servitude in Adiga’s "The White Tiger" and Adichie’s "Americanah"

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Tahseen Ali Ahmed Al-Tameemi, Sarala Thulasi Palpanadan


The present article sheds light on the social, economic, and cultural impact and hegemony of globalization towards the poor people, particularly in terms of its role in widening the gap between the upper and lower classes. It’s also examines the way in which Aravind Adiga's ‘The White Tiger’ and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ act as a harsh critique of the notion of the “Modern Country” which is still claim to be plagued with a system of servitude and rampant political, economic, and social corruption. It argues that both globalization and hegemony, and the system of servitude have contributed to creating two facets in India and Nigeria: (India of Light and the India of Darkness) and (Dreams and Desperation, driving African migrants to Europe), where the poor are marginalized and kept them in their poorness, or make them criminals or push them far to be migrants. The study concludes that The White Tiger and ‘Americanah’ issue a stern warning that the division of society will inevitably lead to violence, destruction, and anarchy. In order to avert this, the economic and social disparities that keep millions of people living in extreme poverty should be addressed, the system of servitude and discrimination should be dismantled, and it should be ensured that all human beings are able to live with dignity and in equality.

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