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dc.contributor.advisorLane, Dorothy
dc.contributor.authorJahan, Rashid
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-21T19:42:38Z
dc.date.available2019-06-21T19:42:38Z
dc.date.issued2018-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10294/8871
dc.descriptionA Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in English, University of Regina. iv, 80 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractWriters and scholars have used a variety of approaches to understand novels written in English about Afghanistan. One approach that most of the writers have used is the sociocultural approach. My approach is quite similar to other researchers but my framework is different. My work focuses on an unwritten code of life, Pashtunwali, which the Pashtuns of Afghanistan have been practicing for centuries. This code strictly guides the lives of Pashtun people living in Afghanistan and North-West Pakistan. By using the framework of Pashtunwali, this thesis provides a new perspective and understanding of Hosseini, Hashimi, and Ackerman’s novels. It not only provides a different perspective, but also helps readers to understand these texts in the Afghani cultural context. Some of the key topics that this thesis discusses using the framework of Pashtunwali are honor, revenge, blood feuds, hospitality, role of religion and culture, marginalization of Afghan women, and the system of justice. Thus, the goal of this thesis is to provide a new dimension for readers who are unaware of the cultural codes that people practice in Afghanistan and to highlight the social issues and problems that Afghan people face. Not only does it highlight those social concerns, but it also traces their root causes.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFaculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Reginaen_US
dc.titleGlimpses of Pashtunwali in Hosseini's The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hashimi's A House Without Windows and Ackerman's Green on Blueen_US
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.authorstatusStudenten
dc.description.peerreviewyesen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)en_US
thesis.degree.levelMaster'sen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Reginaen
thesis.degree.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJohnston, Susan
dc.contributor.committeememberDeCoste, Marcel
dc.contributor.externalexaminerMulholland, Valerie
dc.identifier.tcnumberTC-SRU-8871
dc.identifier.thesisurlhttps://ourspace.uregina.ca/bitstream/handle/10294/8871/Jahan_Rashid_MA_ENGL_Spring2019.pdf


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