Exploring Colonial Legacies: Resistance and Decoloniality in Nadeem Aslam's The Blind Man's Garden


  • Mubashar Altaf
  • Dr. Huma Batool
  • Saima Yousaf Khan


Imperialism, Resistance, Power relations, Decolonial theory, Coloniality


Imperialism is an appropriate background for exploring resistance and power relations in Nadeem Aslam’s postcolonial world. Neoliberalism carries the legacies of colonial modernity though in a new guise. The present research delves into a critical study of Nadeem Aslam’s Novel, The Blind Man's Garden (2013), through the lens of decolonial theory. The study takes the framework from the works of Anibal Quijano and Walter D. Mignolo to examine how the text engages with coloniality and exposes the legacies of Western modernity. It is a qualitative textual analysis of the novel. Through evaluation of the events and characters, the study exposes the invisible legacies of colonialism that shape reality and identity. The current study highlights the epistemological imprints on structures of the postcolonial world. The study explores the text's resistance against Imperialism and the rhetoric of modernity. The text narrative aligns with decolonial discourse of inclusivity and pluriversality by challenging grand narrative of western modernity. The study exposes the text's inherent critique of Western modernity's dark side and its exploitation of the global South. The text promotes diversity and multiplicity of cultures and epistemologies. It is significant research; it contributes to the broader decolonial discourse.




How to Cite

Mubashar Altaf, Dr. Huma Batool, & Saima Yousaf Khan. (2024). Exploring Colonial Legacies: Resistance and Decoloniality in Nadeem Aslam’s The Blind Man’s Garden. Panacea Journal of Linguistics & Literature, 3(1), 93–104. Retrieved from https://journals.airsd.org/index.php/pjll/article/view/388