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Society vs. Individual: Analyzing the Character of Bakha in Mulk Raj Ananda’s Untouchable
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Volume 2, 2015
Issue 3 (December)
Pages: 30-33   |   Vol. 2, No. 3, December 2015   |   Follow on         
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Authors
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Md. Mahbubul Alam, Department of English, Sylhet Cadet College, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Abstract
In Untouchable the writer presents the character of Bakha as vulnerable to collapse due to the practice of the tyrannical ideology of the chauvinistic society where he by no means can cope up with the surroundings, especially with the people who belong to the higher strata. Bakha’s life is accursed caused by the unavoidable conflict between the individual and the society. Society as an oppressive weapon always looks down upon him and constantly reminds him of his lowest origin that results in his complete alienation and identity crisis. Thus Bakha becomes a nonhuman and stranger to the society, family and even to himself. This paper attempts to analyze the character of Bakha in terms of the facts behind the conflict between individual and society.
Keywords
Untouchable, Identity, Individual, Society, Caste, Alienation
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