restricted access Zulfikar Ghose's The Triple Mirror of the Self and Cosmopolitan Authentication

Zulfikar Ghose's critical reception has focused on the relationship between authorial biography and authenticity. The Triple Mirror of the Self (1992) refracts this focus, and can be read as the author's interested response to his own exclusion from emerging canons of postcolonial literature. The novel depicts the relationship between postcolonial textual production and Anglo-American reception in a way that emphasizes how its parameters exclude Ghose's own works. It then stages the author's rejection of the expectation that he will act as an interpreter of an authenticated location related to the place of his birth.