Living Spaces: A Chronotopic Analysis of Rani Manicka’s “The Rice Mother”

Pramita Kaur Sidhu Kaur Sidhu

Abstract


This paper is an exploration of “The Rice Mother” text using the notion of the Chronotope as a method of analysis to show how Bakhtin’s Chronotope can be applied to an Asian text so as to analyse the properties of actual historical characters and events in colonial times and space in Malaysia, and to introduce new and improved applications of the Chronotope notion to the reading of “The Rice Mother”.

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