Main MATERNAL TRANSFERABILITY OF TRAUMA AND PSYCHOSOMATIC NATION IN SORAYYA KHAN’S NOOR
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MATERNAL TRANSFERABILITY OF TRAUMA AND PSYCHOSOMATIC NATION IN SORAYYA KHAN’S NOOR

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Ignored or less voiced representation of victimized mothers may
appear in the form of certain explicit psychological reactions within
generations. Maternal trauma may seep through generations resulting
in a psychologically paralyzed nation. The main concern of this paper
is to study Sorayya Khan’s novel
Noor to unearth treachery and to
unfold unspoken traumas (PTSD) inflicted specifically upon mothers
during violent incidents. Mothers have always been the carriers of
distortion, loss, violence, abuse and acute callousness, transmitting
confused and anxious situations to the next generation. Sorayya
Khan’s first novel,
Noor, addresses such violence and prejudice,
thereby reflecting how such intense traumatic experiences actuate the
suffering of mothers. This epic piece of art brings forth the hushed
voices of both mothers and children who are marginalized, forgotten,
oppressed, traumatized, subjected to dislocation and exposed to
 
violence and sexual assault against the backdrop of war. This research
tends to unveil the ways in which mothers have been subjected to
trauma to cripple the sound psychological foundations of the
community/nation. The main purpose of this essay is to address
certain essential questions such as: what in fact trauma is, how war
affects the life patterns of society, how the trauma inflicted upon
women (Mothers) becomes an irresolvable disorder, how trauma can
act as a catalyst for the disruption of all sectors of the society, and
finally how inherited trauma gives birth to a traumatized nation. The
focal point of this research is to examine and explore the issues faced
by the fallen ones (Mothers) during times of war and how these issues
become precursors for the future lives of the characters, thereby
resulting in a hollow nation.


 
Volume:
27
Year:
2020
Publisher:
Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies: Alam-e-Niswan
Language:
english
ISBN:
1024-1256
File:
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