The Problem of Ethnicity in Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner


  • Sofior Rahman Pramanik Asstt Professor, West Goalpara College, Assam, India



-Ethnicity, Pashtuns ,Hazara, Conflict.


Ethnicity is a worldwide matter and is based on a cluster of personality originated from some ancestry and shares some common traits like language, culture, religion, rite and rituals of the society. Belonging to the same inherited status every member of the ethnic group share same dress -style and have similar physical appearance. "Ethnicity refers to a group of people who are of the same origin, history, values , attitude and behavior[1].In every nation throughout the world, there are some ethnic group. Afghanistan is such a country where there is a large number of ethnic group like - Pashtuns, Hazara, Tajik, Uzbek, Aimak, Turkman,and Beloch etc. Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner set in Afghanistan and U.S.A. depicts the two major ethnic group of Afghanistan-Pashtuns and Hazara along with their social, cultural and religious conflict. In "The Kite Runner "the Pashtuns the largest ethnic group of the nation, run the country and have the power in their hands whereas Hazara are small in group are slave to them.


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How to Cite

Pramanik, S. R. (2020). The Problem of Ethnicity in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 8(9), 151–157.