Colonialism in India and Nigeria: A Tale of Two Countries YourFirstName YourLastName Your University October 9, 2010 Colonialism in India and Nigeria: A Tale of Two Countries The postcolonial states of India and Nigeria were both forged from the concerted efforts on the part of numerous individuals to proliferate liberation from the British colonial oppressors. Fictional representations in A Passage to India and Things Fall Apart of these countries during colonial times offer two characters whose fictional realities reflected independence themes. These characters were Dr. Aziz, from India, and Okonkwo from Nigeria. India was the first of the two nations to throw off the yoke of the British subjugators. The nation achieved independence on...The end:
..... been coined in rhythms familiar to all ears. Dr. Aziz and Okonkwo both wanted freedom for their people. Circumstance thrust them into roles they did not truly aspire to. The legacy of colonialism can be elucidated by the tragic circumstances of both of these characters. India and Nigeria still suffer from the ravages of colonialism. The Western world still bears guilt for colonial excesses. Britain will be regarded as an oppressor for many years to come as a result. References Achebe, C. (2000). Things fall apart. Johannesburg, South Africa: Heinemann Publishers. Dube, R. (1988). Jawaharlal Nehru: A study in ideology and social change. New Delhi, India: Mittal Publications. Forster, E.M. (1952). A passage to India. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.