Associate Professor, Department of English, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women
M.Phil Scholar, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore
Ameen Merchant is an Indian born Canadian writer,The Silent Raga(2007), his debut novel. In this present literary tradition, Ameen Merchant stands unique among other literary stalwarts like RohintonMistry, Arundhati Roy and so on. The Silent Raga, is an exquisite blend of tradition and transition, exile and reconciliation, silence and eloquence, society and self, crisis and consciousness. The theme of the novel was enhanced using progression on Indian Carnatic musical notes and ragas.
This paper focuses on the progress of music and explores the power of it in portraying untold mysteries of the protagonist Janaki and other characters like Kamala, Kamakshi in The Silent Raga.