International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 270

Article in Press

A Recounting Journey of Topographical Consciousness and Sense of Belonging in Thinner Than Skin by Uzma Aslam Khan

Madeeha Azhar

  •  Received: 13 December 2021
  •  Accepted: 28 January 2022
The research devotes itself to the intriguing beauty of human relationships showing the irresistible traces of sense of association with the homeland. It is a work related with the disparate cultures and identities where the events take us towards the wilds of Northern Pakistan. The novel apparently exemplifies the love story between a Pakistani-German girl Farhana, an American expert in studying glaciers and a Pakistani-American Photographer Nadir Sheikh. The research also pinpoints the facts of the extraordinary nomadic life of the northern Pakistani tribal people to discover the indigenous lifestyle of the nomads and their topographical annexation. The research focuses on the outsider interference (Two American and Two Pakistani from America) into their land which brings disasters for nomads. The research links itself up with the breath-taking and glamorous sights of mating glaciers along with the political, territorial and indigenous aspects of Pakistani lifestyle. The particular research brings forth the intrinsic documentary on Pakistani land and its composite features.

Keywords: Nomads, indigenous, northern Pakistan, Kaghan Valley, topography.