A Study of Postmodern Narrative Technique in Khushwant Singh’s Delhi: A Novel


Dr. Prakash Eknath Navgire
Sir Vithaldas Thackersey College of Home Science (Autonomous) SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai,Juhu Campus, Santacruz West, Mumbai.


Khushwant Singh is the great writer in the Indian writing in English. He is prominently famous for his historical writing. The postmodern narrative techniques are copiously used in his almost all the works of arts. Modernism is totally rejected in his works and the postmodern narrative techniques are celebrated in his work of art, which selected for the research work. The papers’ primary focus is to discuss narrative technique in relation with the selected fiction. The metafiction, temporal disorder, ontological concerns are some of the prime features available in the fiction. The detail study of the novel makes it clear for reader the exact concept of postmodern narrative technique and its use by the writer in the selected fiction. The postmodern narrative technique focuses on the narration of the history in the fiction form, this history creates multiplicity in the meaning. This is the best narratives which restrict the teleological knowledge and creates multiplicity of meaning in the literature, which is most important feature of postmodernism.