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CONCEPT OF NATIONALISM EMPLOYED IN THE GOLDEN LEGEND BY NADEEM ASLAM
Corresponding Author(s) : Shaista Shahzadi
Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews,
Vol. 9 No. 4 (2021): July
Purpose of the study: The main purpose of this study is to analyze the novel The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam in the light of the concept of Nationalism given by Benedict Anderson in Imagined communities.
Methodology: The entire data is evaluated by the entire text related to nationalism. This research is based on qualitative research skills. The basic resource of this research is the novel of Nadeem Aslam, named The Golden Legend. Further, the other resources used in this research are the journals or the articles regarding or reflecting the explanation of this novel (The Golden Legend).
Main Findings: The findings depict a wonderful series of characters who have humanity in their hearts; they have love and respect for others, either the other person is from their religion or a different one. It is a story of sorrow and the game of religions in the world which is being played under the acts of the political authorities.
Applications of this study: This study can be applied to the nationalism literature.
Novelty/Originality of this study: The study is one of its kind because, after a careful analysis of the literature available, it is safe to say that no study is done up till now on analyzing the concept of nationalism in the Golden Legend.
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