Spiritual Figures in Gita Mehta’s Karma Cola and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s Heat and Dust: A Critique
Dr. Naveen K. Mehta
I/c Head and Associate Professor-English
Department of English,
School of Language, Literature and Arts
SUBIS, Barla, Distt-Raisen (MP) email@example.com Abstract
Spiritual experience is impartial and non-personal. India is the land of the Sages. For every seeker there is a sage, destined to teach one true enlightenment, which leads him to the path of knowledge. In Gita Mehta 's Karma Cola the concept of spirituality is represented by various incidents and stories related to Indian Gurus and Swamis.There so called modern spiritual gurus though they speak about Yoga, meditation, sacrifice, non-attachment, Ahimsa etc. yet they themselves do not follow the path of Mukti or Moksha. They like to live a "grand life".These spiritual figures are pseudo or real or do they influence the society or not, these issues require in depth study and comprehensive analysis of such characters. The present paper is aimed to discuss analytically Spiritual Figures in Gita Mehta’s Karma Cola and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s Heat and Dust.
Keywords: Spirituality, Fake, Genuine, Pseudo, Profane, Guru, Spiritual Figures.
In general regarded that spiritual figures abstain from sex, cut all family tie-ups, no possessions, no house, wear little or no clothing and eat little and simple food. Usually they live by themselves, on the fringes of others and spend their days in