Mirza Athar Baig’s novel “Ghulam Bhag” and Post Colonialism Discourse

Mirza Athar Baig’s novel “Ghulam Bhag” and Post Colonialism Discourse


  • Jawaria Zafar Visiting Lecturer, Department of Urdu,Emerson University Multan


British Colonial, Post-Colonial Era, Archeology, Post-Colonial Context, Discourse.


Ghulam Bagh is an important novel created in the Post-Colonial period in which Mirza Athar Baig has presented the intellectual and mental attitudes of this era.We can say that Post-Colonial literature refers to the literary texts that are created in the former colonies of Europe.  In these writings, the background of Post-Colonialism and the background of Colonialism are presented in a literary Perspective.  Post-Colonial literature shows an attempt to understand, examine and describe the feelings and experiences of those belonging to the former colonies.  Mirza Athar Baig's novel Ghulam Bagh was published in 2006 and six editions have been published so far.  Ghulam Bagh is a masterpiece novel of fictional literature created in the former British colonial Pakistan, There are also characters living in the Post-Colonial era. Each character shows change, evolution and conflict. Ghulam Bagh is an imaginary place in terms of archeology.  If we examine the title of the novel in a broader context, Ghulam Bagh is a metaphor for the desire of western nations to dominate the inferior, weak and noble races of the world.  Is based on desire. In this paper, the novel will be studied in the Post-Colonial context to find out how far the author has succeeded in recovering the Colonial discourse.