In recent years, theories on marginality have focussed on issues of displacement, liminality, diaspora, domination and subjugation. In this upsurge of marginality, the discourse of post colonialism foregrounds the need for recognising identities and voices that were denied during the colonial days. Said, Bhabha, Fanon, Spivak Jan Mohammad and a host of others have questioned the margin as an ideological construct and contributed to the growing discourse on post colonialism. It is the margin that creates the voice of resistance and space for articulating their lived realities. In doing so, most minority writers in Canada, be it Afro-Carribean, Immigrants or Natives have felt the necessity to rewrite themselves for the rightful place / space in Canadian Society. A similar proposition is visible in the writings by Dalits and Denotified Tribes in India. It has mapped the process of its existence from the trajectory of subjugation to survival. Writing becomes a means for assertion as well as negation. In this paper it is proposed to examine marginality as a theoretical construct to negotiate the selected novels of both Native Canadian writers and Dalit writers of India.
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