International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 6, Part G (2015)
Dissolve barricade and determine conflict: A composite critique of regional rigours in Chetan Bhagat’s “Two States”
Chetan Bhagat is not one of the mainly decisively celebrated writers of modern India. He is not the blue-eyed boy of the principally high-brow academia. His illusory works are often considered to be pulp novel. However, it is not for nothing that he has been one of the best-selling writers - a trend among readers for quite some time now. The masala elements of his novels recognized, we would perhaps do well not to argument off his writing as trifle. His works of fiction always address in a most uncomplicated way pretty a few plaguing issues of present-day India. First published in 2009, Bhagat’s fourth novel “Two States” is no exception. This novel is an emotional grilling of the provincial and regional divisions - social, civilizing, and above all, psychological. It is a novel that demands suspension of out-dated obstructions of race, caste and traditions. It is a novel of entrance, delineating the impasse of a young age group that is disinclined to accept - let alone cling on to the socio-cultural mores of the elder age group and yet, finding it hard to acclimatize fully to the westernized values of an increasingly capitalist culture. However, it does not throw to the winds the age-old Indian family values, the convention of taking parents on board in matters of decisive family decisions. In negotiating the conflicting demands of a widening progressive mind-set and traditional ancestral rootedness, Bhagat's novel lays out an excellent blue-print for an efficiently competent hatchling generation of a globalized India.
How to cite this article:
Nidhi Malik. Dissolve barricade and determine conflict: A composite critique of regional rigours in Chetan Bhagat’s “Two States”. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(6):329-331.