Hunger Literature Review

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Chapter no 2 2.1 Literature review The present research is an effort to provide the reader with different concepts and ideas relating to hunger so while continuing this research it is needed to know some basic questions: What in fact hunger is? What are the different sentiments about hunger? If hunger is regarded as an evil/problem what could be the different causes (i.e. food scarcity, low income, less production, political instability) and then possible solutions? In Kalama, a village in Rajasthan, (India) the word hunger is defined culturally as “the worst disease”. It shows that hunger is considered as vicious and disastrous as some fatal disease because it takes away many lives of the people of famine-stricken areas. Another definition…show more content…
World hunger is one of the most serious issues confronted by the poor people today. Around 24,000 people of today’s world are compelled to bite the dust of hunger consistently, and a large number of these deaths are confronted by kids under five. Despite the fact that there are many considerable measures for hunger, many individuals on the planet can 't get to these sources as a result of destitution. Around 1/10 of the world populace experience the ill effects of unending craving consistently. In this way, hunger being a vital subject, has been chosen as the point of convergence in numerous compositions by distinctive writers of Eastern and Western nations. Charles Dicken’s writing Oliver Twist is also based on the topic of…show more content…
From Aristotle to Gandhi, hunger has been talked about by all the thinkers and philosophical beings of every era. In the light of the terrible results that hunger brings into the lives of the hunger-victims, Ghandhi states the intensity of hunger and poverty in such words that hunger brings blindness to the mind of the sufferer to such a level that he can think or pay heed to nothing else, but food. He says that it is pointless to talk about religion to a man, whose body has become weak, by continuous hunger and starvation. Samuel Johnson describes hunger, as an agent, that isolates an individual from others. Hunger, according to him, is such an experience that can only be understood by those who suffer from poverty. Only they know the tangible and intangible effects og hunger, as hunger not only affects body of the sufferer, it also affects his mind and imaginative powers. Different critics put forward their opinions regarding Bhabhani Bhattacharya’s novel, So many hungers and pay heed to the most striking theme of hunger of this novel in their own different

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