REPRESENTATION OF ISLAMIC FAITH: SOCIALIZATION OF HABITUS IN BAPSI SIDHWA’S NOVELS ICE CANDY MAN AND THE BRIDE
Keywords:Faith, Islam, socialization, habitus, Muslim society
Present research aims to study the representation of Islamic faith as portrayed in a Pakistani female fiction writer Bapsi Sidhwa’s two novels: Ice Candy Man and The Bride. For this, the study follows Pierre Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice which includes habitus, capital and field. The study focuses on the representation of Islamic faith and application of Islamic virtues during socialization of men and women as practiced in a Muslim society. Following textual analysis method of qualitative research, the study finds out that the habitus of agents from both novels is socialized according to their religious faith viz. Islam. Society practices different rules based on agents’ faith which mainly shows the influence of their capital and field. The habitus makes agents’ dispositions which are socialized and are strongly documented in their daily practices as Muslims.