Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : A Thousand Splendid Suns

Afghan Minorities and Ethnic Tension inThe Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns

Haseena Kabeer; Priyanka Chaudhary

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 1415-1425

Purpose: Afghanistan has been in the spotlight for civil war and innocent sufferings belonging to various ethnicities. The purpose of the essay is to investigate how racial or ethnic identity provide the space for discrimination, oppression and exclusion on the special reference to The Kite Runner(2003) and A Thousand Splendid Suns(2007)
Methodology: The paper usesdescriptive research by applying racial theories of prominent theorist on Khaled Hosseini’s writings to critically analyse the texts.
Main Findings:The plight of the minorities—Hazaras and women are doubly marginalised whose root cause is ethnic discrimination against them. This bigotry is nothing but a social construct.The paper discusses the exclusion and its paraphernalia on marginalised minorities can be belittled by nullifying foreground formation of hegemonial ideology at structural level in society.
Applications: Discrimination based on race and colour is found at each level even in the developed nations.This research can be useful for all third world or developing nations where the ethnic discrimination is practised.
Novelty/Originality:In this essay, the discrimination, double marginalisation of Afghan minorities is presented in a comprehensive manner.