International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part A (2019)
Untouchability as deadly sin in the novels of Mulk Raj Anand
Caste system generates the feeling of superiority or inferiority in the minds of the caste-based society, which takes the root for untouchability in the large Hindu society. It is an obtrusive factor of the Indian social organization. The low castes are deprived from their simplest and basic right. Mulk Raj Anand depicts the sufferings of the miserable lot of the unfortunate untouchables. He wants that they can be freed from the shackles of the upper caste people. He exposes vividly the evils of untouchability through his characters in his novels. The novel Untouchable records a day’s events in Bakha’s – the protagonist’s – life. The Road is yet another novel of Anand which deals with untouchability. The protagonist of this novel, Bhiku, is an outcaste. Caste is the chief target of Anand’s criticism in The Road. These events serve as a mirror to the pathetic conditions of the untouchables who form the lower stratum of the society in the caste-ridden orthodox Hindu society. Even today this social evil prevails in most part of India. The majority of Indian population is still under the influence of this ‘hydra-headed monster’.
How to cite this article:
S Sethumadhavan, Dr. ST Gunasekhar. Untouchability as deadly sin in the novels of Mulk Raj Anand. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(6):13-20.