This study investigates the lukewarm resistance against pervasive social injustice in Rabbani’s Invisible People. Characters in these short stories may release their reactions sporadically but they fail to fight against the coercive hegemonies which continue to eat into their vitals of life. The sociopolitical structures, ideological state apparatuses and repressive state agencies address and handle these fictional characters so successfully that their quick move from bad to worse conditions of life seems inevitable. Thus the processes of interpellation and routinization go hand in hand to wreck their diagnostic aesthetics which could prove instrumental for the better future. Althusser whose theory of ideology is used as a theoretical framework for the present study says that the hegemonic and ideological interpellation tames the social beings shrewdly and successfully. Lack of commitment, pessimistic outlook, apathy, mistaken actions and erroneous reactions and absence of joining hands with each other against the cruel make them vulnerable before the oppressor. Keeping this pathetic situation in mind, Rabbani himself comes forward, like Seamus Heaney and James Joyce, to provide a voice to these suppressed souls.
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