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Voices of the Voiceless : Mulk Raj Anand and Jayakanthan : Social Consciousness and Indian Fiction

G Dominic Savio

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ISBN 10: 8175511672 / ISBN 13: 9788175511675
Published by Prestige Books, New Delhi, 2006
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Contents 1. Introduction. 2. Mulk Raj Anand and Jayakanthan as romantic humanists. 3. Sufferers strangers and idealists. 4. The curse of untouchability. 5. The new woman. 6. Tradition versus modernity. 7. Religion sex and modernity. 8. Summing up. Mulk Raj Anand (1905 2004) the great humanist writer is regarded the father of Indian English novel D. Jayakanthan (1934 ) the doyen of Tamil literature has recently won the most prestigious Jnanpeeth Award for his contribution to Indian fiction. Both these writers evince keen interest in the eradication of social evils and their novels are artistic attempts to arouse the slumbering conscience of the people. The life of the poor and the voiceless is the subject matter of their fiction. The book takes up five identical lines of investigation untouchability womanhood sex marriage and social disintegration. The basic hypothesis of both the novelists is that conventional religion traditional ethics and morality are inadequate in dealing with the actual issues of life. They evolve a common code of social consciousness which invalidates social taboos and traditional thought and makes life more significant. The present book purports to make a rich contribution to the areas of Indian writing comparative literature and the humanistic school of philosophy. 238 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 60237

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Title: Voices of the Voiceless : Mulk Raj Anand and...

Publisher: Prestige Books, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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