Homi globalization movements and widespread cultural confrontation. In

     Homi Bhabha is a most important voice in
postcolonial studies and a philosopher for the 21st century. The book named The Norton
Anthology of Theory and Criticism begins with a comment that homi bhabha is
a prominent figure in postcolonial studies. His work is complex and beautifully written, focusing on
first world-third world relations.

     “Homi K. Bhabha has infused opinions about
nationality, ethnicity, and politics with poststructuralist theories of
identity and indeterminacy” (Leitch, Vincent, 2001, p. 2377).  His
study of oppressions, traumatic colonial feelings, and impact of other powerful
factors which produce another cultures, creeds, habits and civilizations are
deeply influenced by Western poststructuralists, theorists, notably Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan and
;and the works of Michael Foucault. In addition to these, he also stated in his
interview with W. J. T. Mitchell (in 1995) that Edward Said is the writer who
has most influenced his
thought. His Works consist of: 1. Nation and Narration (ed) 2. The
Location of Culture 3. Cosmopolitanisms in Public Culture. (ed) 4. Edward Said:
Continuing the Conversation (ed)

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      In Nation and
Narration he argues against the tendency to essentialize the Third World
Countries into a homogenous identity. Instead he claims that all sense of
nationhood is narrativized. He also has made a major contribution to
postcolonial studies by pointing out how there is always ambivalence at the
site of colonial dominance. (Bhabha, Homi K, 1990, p.64)

     Homi K Bhabha’s critical approach appearing
mostly through “the Location of Culture” (1994), a set of twelve essays
which includes most of his older and famous writings on the construction of
anti-colonial subjectivity. His work has begun to discover the complexities of
a world by colonial and neo-colonial wars, counter globalization movements and
widespread cultural confrontation. In The Location of Culture, Bhabha
uses concepts such as Hybridity, liminality, Mimicry, Ambivalence, the
Stereotypes, the Uncanny, the Nation, Otherness, etc. All these concepts
reflect the colonized people’s manner to resist the unsecured power of the colonizer.
Bhabha succeeds in presenting colonialism’s histories and cultures that intrude
on the present demanding to transform our understandings of cross-cultural
relations. Bhabha states that we should perceive colonialism not only as
straightforward oppression, domination, violence but also as a period of
complex and varied cultural contact and interaction. His writings bring
resources from literary and cultural theory to the study of colonial archives.  ) Bhabha, 1994, p.46  .(