A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF EDITORIAL CARTOONS, IN THE CONTEXT OF INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATIONSHIP

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Saadia Mahmood-ul-Hassan
Dr Muhammad Farhan Tabassum
Dr Jamshaid Ahmad

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The Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of carefully chosen editorial cartoons have been critically analyzed to expose the hidden ,estimated and intended  meaning ,which are veiled in the discourse used in editorial cartoons. Its analysis clarifies the ideology and its social relevance to its people. The interpretation, tool, text analysis and social analysis are enough to expose the inequality as in the language among the highly placed over the lowly placed. Thus, the use of language reflects injustice, dominance, power, and inequality. Critical Discourse Analysis has been an extensive discipline from the last few decades to analyze diverse sides of the various current discourses in the society through newspapers, media and movies and so forth. The editorial cartoons in “The times of India” have been analysed to depict the elements of framing and multi-modality in the cartoons in which the relationship of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) with terrorists has been established to foreground the strings among these power sectors in Pakistan.

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