International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part A (2019)
Rebellious spirit of protest in select novels of Mulk Raj Anand
S Sethumadhavan and Dr. ST Gunasekhar
Every protest-novelist is a great novelist. The most significant event in the history of Indian fiction in the 1930s was the appearance on the scene of its major trio, Mulk Raj Anand, R. K. Narayan and Raja Rao. Mulk Raj Anand, the eldest of the three has been the most prolific. His wholesome consciousness of the sources of evil and great imaginative power forms a strong foundation for his protest novels. He analyses the social problems and their roots. He rebels against social oppressors and every human predicament is unacceptable to him. Mulk Raj Anand identifies himself in this genre of protest-writers. His protest attitude is vital in his writing. He derives his fervent socialist faith and his vision of a modern egalitarian society. In this paper, I have taken his five selected Novels- Untouchable, Coolie, Two Leaves and a Bud, The Big Heart and The Road which accumulate Anand’s social protest with humanitarian compassion against social evils for the sake of the underdog, underprivileged, and brutally oppressed sects of people.
How to cite this article:
S Sethumadhavan and Dr. ST Gunasekhar. Rebellious spirit of protest in select novels of Mulk Raj Anand. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(5): 12-15.