Hyper reality and Identity in a Postcolonial World

Indrani Das Gupta


Jean Baudrillard, arguably the ‘guru’ of Postmodernism, is one of the most prolific thinkers of the last two decades whose writings have significantly altered the contemporary landscape, in fields as diverse as sociology, arts, science fiction studies, graffiti, internet and the media. His statements whether that of the ‘Gulf war did not take place’ or his notion of simulacra and hyperreality, have provoked extreme reactions from various quarters ranging from the vitriolic to that of intense fascination.

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