Power in R. K. Narayan’s Malgudi Days

Moslem Zolfagharkhani, Siranoush Akhgarandouz


The present study aims to consider Foucauldian ‘Power’ and its dimensions in the select short stories of R. K. Narayan’s Malgudi Days (1982). To that end, Foucauldian ‘Hegemony’ and ‘Resistance to Power and Limits of Power’ are discussed in these select short stories: “The Blind Dog”, “Forty-Five a Month”, “A Willing Slave”, “Leela’s Friend”, and “Selvi”. The study further shows the way the clusters in turn are related to each other and at the same time contribute to the Foucauldian concepts. Furthermore, Foucauldian ‘Hegemony’ and ‘Resistance to Power and Limits of Power’ are created through ‘Power’ which exists in various forms.

Key words: Michel Foucault; Power; Resistance to power; Limits of power; Hegemony

Résumé La présente étude vise à examiner la “Puissance” foucaldienne et ses dimensions dans les histoires courtes de certains jours Malgudi RK Narayan (1982). À cette fi n, «L’hégémonie» foucaldienne et la «Résistance au pouvoir et les limites de la puissance» sont discutés dans ces histoires courts sélectionné:“le chien aveugle’’, “Un mois de la Quarante-Cinq”, “Un esclave volontaire”, “Ami de Leela”, et le “Selvi”. L’étude montre en outre la façon dont les grappes à leur tour sont liés les uns aux autres et en même temps contribuer à des concepts foucaldiens. En outre, «L’hégémonie» foucaldienne et «Résistance au pouvoir et limites de la puissance» sont créés par “Power” qui existe sous diverses formes.

Mots clés: Michel Foucault; Puissance; La résistance au pouvoir; Les limites de la puissance; L’hégémonie


Michel Foucault; Power; Resistance to power; Limits of power; Hegemony

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.css.1923669720120802.1010


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