Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

9/11 And Pakistan: A Critique On Nadeem Aslam’s Novel “The Blind Man’s Garden”

Sana Riaz , Rani Begum , Saddam ul Islam , Shaukat Ali


The Blind Man’s Garden by Nadeem Aslam is selected for thematic content analysis through Lakey’s theory of nonviolence in educating masses. The Post-Terror recovery programs and proconflict education and training among the eight strategies are selected for the study. The dissertation framework is the analysis and discussion of the novel regarding the contemporary problems in Pakistan, particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Moreover, Stuart Hall theory of reception (1980) is also selected for the thematic study of the novel. The purpose of the study is to unveil the ugliness of this civil war (post 911 Pak/US/Afghan) and to bring under discussion the most attention concerned contemporary issues. Keeping in view this gap in research, the study is based on framing a scheme to fight against terrorism nonviolently and to make this study beneficial in educating the masses according to this approach. The study discusses a sense of hatred that has developed as a result of misapprehension of ideologies and nationalities.

Pages: 7019-7032

Keywords: Violence, Terrorism, War, Peace, Terror, 9/11.

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