Mulk Raj Anand's Un Untouchable In India

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FINAL SYNOPSIS Over the long period of time upper caste people give, the lower caste people inhuman treatment. In the sixty years of independence we are not able to establish equality in India. So it is necessary to go to the root cause of this discrimination on the basis of caste. The present study is comparative evaluation to Mulk Raj Anand’s ‘Untouchable’ and Giriraj Kishore’s ‘Parishishta’. The problem of discrimination is not only in India but also all over the world. It is explored in the novels of Mulk Raj Anand and Giriraj Kishore. ‘Untouchable’ and ‘Parishishta’ are the direct assault on the inhuman practice of untouchability.

The present study undertakes to explore the use of the theme of untouchability in Mulk Raj Anand’s ‘Untouchable’ and Giriraj Kishore’s ‘Parishishta’. It is a comparative evaluation of both the novels. The study is relevant in the present scenario. The present social
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‘Untouchable’ is the first novel of Anand. The theme of the novel is untouchability. It is a social issue in Hindu society. The people called ‘Sudras’ were treated as out-caste. The problem is not fully solved even today. But when Mulk Raj Anand wrote the novel, it was a severe and serious issue. Mr. Anand made people aware of it through the tale of Bakha. The purpose of the novel was making people see the evil in it. Mulk Raj Anand successfully presents it as a blot on society, a sin against humanity. He does it through Bakha’s experiences in a day. He makes us think of this issue as a social evil, an injustice by man to man. Then the chapter goes on to discuss the pathetic experiences of Bakha and his family. The discussion ends with the comment on the three solutions- conversion into Christianity, Changing the hearts of Upper Caste-Hindus and flush

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