Postmodern irony and narrative in Amit Chaudhuri’s The immortals
The novel The Immortals primarily focuses on Mallika Sengupta an innate singer, who was born in North Bengal and settled in Bombay after her fortunate marriage with Apurva Sengupta and their teenage son Nirmalya who’s interested in philosophy and music, he has all puritanical zeal and on the other pole it also narrates about their master and a classical musician Shyam Lal, whose father a lauded classical musician who never compromised his art for commercial values, on the other hand, Shyam Lal who spurned away his own interest for the sake of money. The Oxford Dictionary of English, defines Narration as “The narrated part of a literary work, which is distinct from dialogues” (Web). The postmodern narration is unique, it cannot be avoided in the discussion of postmodernism, postmodernism is relied on the narrative techniques like paradox, frangmentation, parody and irony. The postmodern narrative said to have emerged after the World War II. This paper attempts to focus the postmodern irony and postmodern narration and also attempted to analyse the narrative style of the writer. This paper has been analysed from the postmodern aspect.