International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 278

Review

Landscape: Psychological, geographical and cultural nexuses

Sadia Riaz Sehole
  • Sadia Riaz Sehole
  • Abadi Moman Pura near telephone exchange G. T. Road Lahore, Pakistan.
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  •  Received: 30 March 2012
  •  Accepted: 16 July 2012
  •  Published: 31 May 2014

Abstract

Through the different forms of landscape, the writers of South Asia render their texts with an indigenous flavour as well as a universal one. This paper aims to unearth the South Asian novels, Noor and Ladies Coupe with reference to the geographical, psychological and cultural landscape in these works of fiction. The paper will explore the psychological nexuses of landscape with reference to Sorayya Khan’s novel, Noor, while accounting impinges of geographical landscape on the psyche of the characters. Finally, the cultural landscape will be discussed with reference to Anita Nair’s Ladies’ Coupe. Through an exploration of these three forms of landscape an attempt will be made to see how landscape works as an important cohesive device that adds to the psychological, geographical and cultural make-up of a literary text. 
 
Key words: Landscape, indigenous, amorphous memories, diaspora, claustrophobic.