Amidst a variety of cultural cum representational notions of
individual or group identity, postcolonial studies attempt not
only to explore and unfold how Eurocentric logos builds social realities but
employs ways also to deconstruct the stereotypes. It provides theorists and
critics with analytical methods to see how a fictional work supports or
subverts a common paradigm based on Eurocentrism. The aim of this paper
is to analyze Robert Greene's play Selimus and Western logos rules oriental
discourse and how the Orient is (mis)represented. The study contends that
the play under-study follows the traditional literary chain of ousting the Orient
from the center either by making it suppressed or a satanic evil. In Selimus,
for instance, the Turks, like other oriental races such as the Arabs, the Moors,
the Persians and so on, are represented in the early modern writings as the
"grand evil" whose infidelity is a threat to the Christian world.
1-Muhammad Imran : Assistant Professor, Department of English, Government College Havelian KP, Pakistan.2-Nazakat : Lecturer, Department of English, Hazara University Mansehra, KP, Pakistan.3-Adil Khan : Lecturer, Department of Pakistan Studies, Hazara University, Mansehra, KP, Pakistan.