The Suppressed Voices in Arundhatiroy’s Listening to Grasshoppers


  • Ayaz Ahmad Lecturer, Department of English, GIFT University, Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Imran Nazeer MS Scholar, Department of English, University of Sialkot, Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Mohsin Iqbal IELTS Trainer, The Linguist Institute, Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan



Corporate, Displacement, Hegemony, Subalterns, Suppression, Violence


Listening to Grasshoppers is a collection of 12 essays that presents the flaws of Indian democracy and is used as a tool of suppression by the government and corporate. The violence of dominant classes, Americans, and Hindu Nationalism towards minorities, poor Kashmiri Muslims, Dalits, Palestinians, Armenian, and Maoists is explored in it. This discriminatory attitude results in bouncing back the reactions as responses to events. Furthermore, this research projects the displacement of the suppressed class for the so-called ‘progress’ and ‘development,’ and resistance against displacement is handled by armed forces and the law, likewise POTA. The growing corporate suppresses the poor through capitalism and oppression, inciting the suppressed to stand against violence. In consequence, they are tagged as a terrorist. Hegemonic structures are used to tackle the suppression.





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Ahmad, A., Nazeer, I., & Iqbal, M. (2022). The Suppressed Voices in Arundhatiroy’s Listening to Grasshoppers. Pakistan Social Sciences Review, 6(3), 18–29.