Magical Realism as a Tool for Women Empowerment in Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by Mohammed Hanif

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Nimra Ramzan*, Kiran Batool**

Abstract

Mohammed Hanif, a comic virtuoso, speaks to women's activist plan in his novel Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by enabling his hero Alice Bhatti with the apparatus of mysterious authenticity. With an extremely solid enthusiasm for rambling city Karachi, he portrays the issue of deceptively moderate Pakistani society where ladies are explicitly annoyed, shot or hacked, choked or choked, harmed or consumed and hanged or covered alive. Be that as it may, Mohammed Hanif's obstinate hero, Alice Joseph Bhatti, is battling against Pakistan's misogynous male centric society and strict dominant part. Hanif stands quick in upholding the job of Pakistani ladies who are familiar with male centric talk. Our Lady of Alice Bhatti foils the man centric authority by consolidating otherworldly organization in Alice Bhatti to reestablish her ladylike notoriety and supremacy in the genuine unremarkable phallocentric world. The misuse of the Christian Choorahs (Sweepers) in the novel is additionally the sign of Muslim bigoted mentality towards minorities of Pakistan. The target of the examination is to feature the profundity of Pakistani Literature in the more extensive domain of South Asian Literature which has as of late increased more force with the beginning of various Literary Awards for this locale. The exploration draws it Theoretical Framework from the general comprehension of the women's activist hypothesis and enchanted authenticity. The contemporaneous idea of the examination gives it a contemporaneous importance and degree. Hanif has cut Alice Bhatti as a holy person before the finish of the novel with the assistance of supernatural authenticity. Thusly proposing that Hanif's ladylike characters accomplish their place and command over society when they are dead.

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How to Cite
Nimra Ramzan*, Kiran Batool**. (2021). Magical Realism as a Tool for Women Empowerment in Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by Mohammed Hanif. JOURNAL OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS AND TESOL, 4(1), 1-17. Retrieved from http://jalt.com.pk/index.php/JALT/article/view/612