My Father Balaiah Analysis

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Technology has become man’s second nature in the modern world. All the walks of life have come under the influence of technology accelerating explorations in human culture and existence. Developments in technology have become important elements in politics with widespread global, economic and socio-cultural implications. By positing technology in a broader cultural, political and socio-economic context, the real relationship between culture and technology can be established. Technology has become a new element in the cultures of the changing communities that have been exploited hitherto. Culture has its technology and it is this technology that enables man to transform his socio-physical environment and his future! In the words of Raymond Williams, ‘culture comprises the whole complex of distinctive spiritual, intellectual and emotional features that characterize a society or social group. It includes not only the arts and letters, but also modes of life, the fundamental rights of the human being, value systems, traditions and beliefs.’ Culture is thus the totality of the technological, sociological and ideological features of a society. The global concerns,…show more content…
‘It is a history of relentless struggle of an untouchable community against social and economic discrimination, against oppressive caste hierarchy, against feudal conditions and against ridicule and humiliation.’ It presents the socio-cultural landscape of the marginalized communities of the Telangana region of over two hundred years. ‘In temporal reckoning, it stretches over a period of great change and turbulence in Indian history from colonial times to Independent India.’ It is also a story of changing lives.’Balaiah joins Indian Railways as a box man and reconstructs his life and family of nine children in and around
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