Mulk Anand Analysis

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Mulk Raj Anand is one of the Indian English fiction writer along with R.K. Narayan, Ahamed Ali, Raja Rao, was one of the first India- based writers in English. Anand is the one of the famous critic writer in Indian English fiction. Anand is not only a novelist and he is also a short story writer and art critic writing in English. Anand was among those who gave Hindustani idioms to English. In his work he arise our pity among the poor peoples of India by showing a real- life representation of the people. Anand is the first Indian novelist in English who portrayed the real troubled life of suppressed Indians. In this novels, he clearly point out the readers living conditions of people like a sweeper, a coolie, a peasant etc who suffered exploitation…show more content…
This story takes place in a picaresque manner. It starts in Shampur, Munoo is an orphan. Munoo’s life is full of sufferings and in the beginning of the novel itself we can see how is aunt Gujiri ill- treats him. Anand writes: ‘Munoo ohe Munooa!’ she called again, exasperated and raising her voice, this time, to the highest pitch to which, in her anger and hate, she could carry it: ‘Where have you died? Where have you gone, you ominous orphan? Come back and begone!’ The piercing soprano resounded through the valley and fell on Munoo’s ears with the deadening effect of all its bitter content. Munoo moved to Shampur along with his uncle. His uncle is messenger in the imperial bank. In that bank officer’s house Munoo worked as a servant where he is treated in very shabby manner. His aunt does not give him a proper food she ill treats him and suffers him a lot in her hands. He got punishment endlessly. When he cannot bear it any longer, he leaves the house. If his aunt Gujri and Uttam Kaur had not ill- treated him, his tragedy would have been avoided. In this novel, Munoo meets cruel and bad characters besides good characters like Prabha Dayal and his wife in Daulatpur, Chota Babu in Sham Nagar and Ratan in Bombay. Prabha Dayal is one of the example…show more content…
Wipe your eyes. We will take care of you. We are almost nearing Daulatpur (Coolie 64). He boards a train to an unknown destination where he meets Prabha, a good man. Munoo compelled to work as a labour in a pickle factory and who accepted his lot with fatalism peculiar to the Indian peasantry, urged him to write coolie. Pillar of the novel is real and social realism. Mulk Raj Anand uses literature as a means to modify society has led critics to dub him as a
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