House Of Blue Mangoes Analysis

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Abstract: Literature as the strongest means of recollection of past helps to expand the thoughts in time and space. History can be well illustrated through the fiction writings. David Davidar’s The House of Blue Mangoes preserves the memory of the past, passed down from generation to readers who have not themselves experienced the events. It is a narrative which deal with the story of three generations of a family migrated from a village. The House of Blue Mangoes covers three generations of Dorai men who live in the southern village of Chevathar as they struggle to find their place in India as it morphs from a passive British colony to an independent state. Davidar tells how the events of twentieth century India affected ordinary, somewhat well off families. He depicts the rural society of India from British rule to independence by providing the background of social and political factors of Indian village life. It gives a lot of insight into the lives of rural people at that point of time. It also describes their belief system, the caste divides and the politics of caste and religion. Through the creation of fictional characters, plots, and narrators Davidar covers a journey from past to present and explores the ways to express the essential things about past reality of rural India which is everlasting. Key Words: Recollection, Narrative, Displacement, Memory, History The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what

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