Zulfikar Ghose (1935-2022) belonged to an early group of post-war, post-independence diaspora writers, which were a part of the great movement of people to Britain from its erstwhile colonies. The new English literature created by this new breed of writers was “immediate and vital” and emerged at a time when “traditional British literature and culture was being replaced by other English-speaking literatures and cultures […] the new immigrants made English literature international in other ways than it had been during Empire” (King, 1). Ghose’s work which spans the different continents in which he has lived, has a narrative complexity which encompasses empire, independence, and migration, (Shamsie, 2017, 121) and frequently reveals implicit, explicit and buried cross-cultural…

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Citation: Shamsie, Muneeza. "Zulfikar Ghose". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 February 2003; last revised 22 August 2022. [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=1724, accessed 12 June 2024.]

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