Her battle against communism affected her as an author and inspired her writing in Anthem. In Anthem, citizens are constantly presented the idea that preaches collectivism and extreme loyalty to the state. The protagonist, Equality 7-2521, has grown up in this restrictive civilization and believed all he was told. Equality is exceptional in many aspects that are prohibited, and he has a
The novel The Shadow Lines portrays history of Partition of India (1947), riots in Calcutta and Dhaka (1963-64), world war (1939), economic crisis and other events from history. It is a commentary on how British policy of ‘divide and rule’ exploited the uneducated and superstitious people as well as the discourse of communalism and violence overtook the feeling of humanity. Prasad avers,
American writers were highly inspired by the British writers because present day United States was a series of British colonies in early days. In the middle of 19th century they found their own tradition, style and themes. It led to their contribution of inimitable styles and themes to the world of literature. During this period, many American writers exhibited their sensitivity to the people who were victims of the World War II. They have panoramised, in their writings, the cynicism that followed the war.
The purpose of writing this paper is to explore how caste hierarchy and oppression has been depicted in the works of Premchand and to critically analyse whether his two stories Kafan and Sadgati fall within the genre of ‘Dalit literature’. The paper deals extensively with the Dalit psyche and also the politics revolving around the concepts of purity and untouchability through the Dalit body. The significance of the paper lies in the fact that it enables one to analyse the representation of Dalits in literature by including the criticism of various writers against Premchand and decide for oneself how appropriate and extensive that representation has been. Keywords: Dalit, death, hierarchy, women, representation, revolution Premchand (1880-1936) was writing during the first half of the twentieth century when India was facing colonialism, imperialism and National Liberation Movement. He wrote on a variety of subjects touching almost each and
India was looked upon just like a place where there is backwoods, performers, winds and oppressed by Europeans. It was much too far expelled from substances winning in society and society and the individuals living in the Indian culture. R.K.Narayan, Raja Rao, Tagore attempted, through writing, to voice the anguish and intimidation against the Indian subject in the British Rule, attempting in this way to convey a tinge of authenticity to the Indian-English writing. Yet, be it as it may, Mulk Raj Anand was somewhat not the same as them. He was significantly impacted by Gandhiji and his morals and his method for living and taking a gander at life.
“Most people 's historical perspective begins with the day of their birth” - Rush Limbaugh The British colonization (British Raj) on India is one of today 's most controversial topics regarding whether or not the colonization helped India. The colonization has immensely differed the countries outcomes. Different perspectives on this topic help provide more of a controversial and therefore more diverse opinion allowing the deciding public to decipher for themselves how beneficial the whole situation was for the two participating countries. With the information provided, How do differing perspectives help us to understand the British colonization of India? In this essay, I will be showing both the Indian and the British perspective on this ruling and synthesizing it as a whole.
ABSTRACT my paper consists of detailed study of The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh. I have basically worked on the Themes in the novel. Amitav Ghosh draws heavily upon the character, traditions and division of native land. I have discussed about how the boundaries made between countries are unnecessary. How nationalism is a so called concept and it leads to bloodshed and violence.
Tagore had seen a world of dogma and superstitions, where certain beliefs formed the core of society or more preferably to say they controlled whole system of behaviour and thinking. At such a time when Tagore presupposed such characters as Binodini and Mahendra, who did not believe and behave according to customs, it was rather a visionary and radical side of Tagore’s thinking. Tagore has created lively personae, who walk around us in our day to day lives, talking, living, committing mistakes, repenting and resolving, then again committing. Chokher Bali is a novel of immense sensitivity and awareness of human emotions, weaknesses and wisdom coming in via the way of mistakes. At the same time, the novel offers a colourful examination of perceptions that we have formed in our minds regarding relationships, sexuality and
Since the caste system was incorporated much after racial purity in India was intact as lot of intermingling of races had taken place by then, the basis of having such a system itself was flawed. Therefore, it needed to be taken out of society as soon as possible. http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/projects/mmt/ambedkar/ While the first point takes into account the motives behind the forming of such a system, the second one takes into perspective the purpose it was meant to serve. He makes very sound and valid arguments when he attacks the caste system this way. In his undelivered speech titled ‘The Annihilation of Caste’, he talks about this unfair system that had plagued the society of his time very badly, and since he was one of the badly affected, he took up the fight against it.
Now and then he fights for religion, for greediness, for women, for land, for power and pelf etc. It is worth mentioning that frivolous things have come to dictate our lives, which deprive us of the fundamental principle of our subsistence. Bapsi Sidhwa through her novel has undeniably brought to life the emotional, spiritual and actual undertones of the Partition of India. In the process of doing it, the author has ‘cracked’ the conundrum of India and disclosed to us the cultural disparities that afflicted South Asia prior to, during, and following its division from the British and the formation of Pakistan. Bapsi Sidhwa is the first woman novelist from Pakistan who wrote Ice-Candy-Man in which she describes the destiny of people in Lahore lucidly.