Malgudi to Macondo the Imaginary Homelands: A Study of Fictional Universe


  • Shahaji Mastud Assistant Professor, D.A.B. N. College Chikhali Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India


Reproduction, Imaginary, Homelands, Comparative, Perspective.


This research paper considers the imaginary location that leads to recreate social reproduction through fictional towns.  The discussions will started with the creation of Macondo and Malgudi depicted by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Colombian and Indian eminent author R. K. Narayan respectively. I go to argue that motives, influence and similarities between these authors while fictionalizing imaginary homelands. I then look at the novels selected for these purposes are One Hundred Years of Solitude by Marquez and R. K. Narayan’s selected novels written from 1935 to 1945 to attempt articulation of imaginary hometown documented in the fiction. The creative work of imaginary hometowns evaluated with comparative perspective to find vision of human life through these hometowns mapped by both authors. It will contribute to look at the twenty-first century real cities and imaginative cities in the period of colonial imperialism for understanding better human life. The treatment of narrative structures, the utilization of multi focalization, and the use of meta-fictional elements allow for the gradual transition between the real space and fictitious imagined space. Finally, this analysis investigates the concept of an imaginary space and what role it has in the novel.


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How to Cite

Mastud, S. . (2018). Malgudi to Macondo the Imaginary Homelands: A Study of Fictional Universe. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 6(4), 14. Retrieved from