International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)

Untouchability in pre-independence India as portrayed in Mulk Raj Anand’s novel untouchable


Manisha Choudhary

This research paper will take up issues of untouchability which prevailed in Indian society prior to independence, using the novel “Untouchable” by Mulk Raj Anand. Through the story of untouchable named Bakha, Anand is showing the pitiable condition of untouchables in our society and ways in which they were mistreated by the higher caste Hindus. The discussion will clearly portray that apart from the colonial rule, the lower caste people in India were also oppressed by people of higher caste within the country. The paper as well as Anand’s novel both show the hope for the better India in which there is no discrimination on the basis of caste as well as class. Parallels to the Anand’s novel are found in the Omprakash Valmiki’s autobiography “Joothan”.
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Manisha Choudhary. Untouchability in pre-independence India as portrayed in Mulk Raj Anand’s novel untouchable. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 356-357
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