TITLE

Sufferings of Poor and Downtrodden in Mulk Raj Anand's Novel Untouchable

AUTHOR(S)
Panimalar, T.
PUB. DATE
May 2015
SOURCE
Language in India;May2015, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p391
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the portrayal of the sufferings of poor and downtrodden in Mulkraj Anand's novel Untouchable. The sufferings of poor and downtrodden have been a familiar sight in India throughout the ages. Poverty is glorified in theological terms, but in real life the poor and the downtrodden are looked down upon and ill-treated. Anand's novel Untouchable created a writer's revolution both in the writing in Indian languages and in Indian Writing in English. Anand has located the protagonist, Bakha, in a fixed reality in the hope of capturing the essence of the sweeper's existence. The one day action of the hero is intended to represent a fairly complete sociological experience.
ACCESSION #
102787176

 

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