Exploring Hegemonic Dominance in Farida Karodia's Daughters of Twilight: A Critical Study

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Fatima Batool
Saima Rani
Maria Bibi


The present study has discussed Farida Karodia's Daughters of Twilight in relation to Antonio Gramsci’s notions of hegemony and dominance. Hegemony, in Gramsci's view, refers to the power of the ruling class to establish and uphold its supremacy by influencing societal norms, values, and cultural practices. He is of the view that the ruling class maintained its hegemony by constructing a set of values, beliefs, and social norms that the lower classes internalized and came to accept as the standard. The study aims at exploring hegemonic influence on characters and the consequences of their resistance in the selected novel. The study has used Gramsci's theory of hegemony with textual method of interpretation of the chosen text. Characters, in the selected novel, identify as intellectuals by Gramsci, who play a crucial role in challenging the established order. Physical resistance and manifest a tangible form of defiance against the ruling class.

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Fatima Batool, Saima Rani, Ehsanullah, & Maria Bibi. (2024). Exploring Hegemonic Dominance in Farida Karodia’s Daughters of Twilight: A Critical Study. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN AND SOCIETY, 4(2), 11-16. Retrieved from http://ijhs.com.pk/index.php/IJHS/article/view/532