TITLE

A Critical Analysis of the Novel Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand

AUTHOR(S)
Prasad, G. Krishna; Rao, M. Yalamanda; Reddy, P. Sreenivasulu
PUB. DATE
August 2015
SOURCE
Language in India;Aug2015, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p215
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Book Review
ABSTRACT
Having been firmly planted in Indian society for thousands of years, untouchability has been one of the worst dehumanizing forms of social discrimination practiced in it. As a result, vast sections of humanity are inhumanly segregated as outcastes, suppressed and condemned to live in poverty, squalor and degradation, all their potentialities for growth neutralized. Expressing his faith in 'humanism' which does not depend on any divine sanction, and at which he had arrived after much thought and deliberation, Anand says that as a writer he became conscious of the need to help raise the untouchables, the peasants, the serfs, the coolies and the other suppressed members of society, to human dignity and self-awareness in lieu of the abjectness, apathy and despair to which they have been condemned. This paper attempts to look at the unique way in which the characters and situations are handled by the author, Mulk Raj Ananad.
ACCESSION #
109039334

 

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