Analysis Of Untouchable By Mulk Raj Anand

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The higher castes initially were troubled with the blunt narratives that exposed the actual reality which showed the whited sepulture of the upper castes. The challenge was seen in the use of language also, as activists like Namdeo Dhasal, Jyoti Rao Phule,Om Prakash Valmiki,Baburao Bagul, Kancha Ilaiah, etc., who came from socially backward classes had now started to question, what should language be like? Now if I digress into other religions of the country, we find that caste classification is followed in those religions too. Many citizens converted from Hinduism to Christianity, as a solution of the caste discrimination that they faced previously, but then again the ideological acceptance from the society was hard to achieve. The missionary Christian culture appealed to many people who were victims of caste discrimination, and they chose to convert as the new religion promised to give them an identity that would treat them as an equal in the society and thus, they opted for conversion. But whether they indeed got the recognition that was promised to them was the question which was left unanswered? The missionaries built schools for the people who converted to Christianity from various lower castes. In the book, Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand, the protagonist, Bakha, after his day long process of humiliation, finds comfort when he talks to the white officer as he treats him like an equal and does not remind him of his caste disparity with the others in the his society.
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