Untouchable Mulk Raj Anand Analysis

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The ending of the novel Untouchable Mulk Raj Anand solves the predicament of untouchability by offering three solutions, which has great significance in the story. The ending stands as the resolution of the complications. The main character Bakha receives three solutions to his problem. Bakha is living in an inhumane society where he is mistreated and not treated equally. He lives in old rural India where caste system has its roots and where majority of the people follow the caste system. Bakha was a part of the lower cast in Hinduism who are treated worst than animals by the upper caste in the society. The upper caste treats the lower caste as ruthless as possible. People from the upper caste not only treat the lower caste people like Bakha bad physically but also mentally, they consider the lower caste people so filthy and soiled that they treat them as untouchables in the society. The presence of untouchables in the society describes the disparaging situation of the society itself. Bakha struggles in attaining basic needs such as water to unintentionally touching someone leading to him getting insulted for contaminating them. “Why are we always abused? The santry inspector that day abused my father. They always abuse us. Because we are sweepers. Because we touch dung. They hate dung. I hate it too. That’s why, I came here. I was tired of working on…show more content…
In the end of the novel the Flush gets invented and this brings hope in the people of the lower caste. The main job of the untouchables is cleaning toilets and the new invention of the flush would let them out of it. They would no longer be cleaning toilets and the toilets would be cleaned by its own due to the Flush. Anand uses the Flush as a symbol of the resolution of the treatment of the lower caste in the society. The Flush gave Bakha a chance to get out of his job as a latrine cleaner to something that had reputation in the

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