TITLE

A Comparative Study of Characters: Walker's Grange Copeland and Mulk Raj Anand's Bakha

AUTHOR(S)
Podnolanna, Suma Lalit
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
Language in India;Dec2013, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p278
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article compares the character of Bakha from Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand, an Indian English writer with the character of Grange Copeland from Alice walker's novel The Third Life of Grange Copeland. Though the place and incidents which inspired the writing of the two novels are different, the experiences are similar. Caste system discussed by Anand and racism talked about by Walker are very much similar experiences of two different societies. Bakha feels sad for going through the insults and coldness of the upper caste people; in addition to this, he is poor, uneducated, and treated abominably for being born as an untouchable. Like Bakha, Grange Copeland also has undergone the insults and seen the hypocrisy of the whites. Both characters are victims of social injustice and oppression.
ACCESSION #
92684894

 

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