Author: G Dominic SavioPublisher: Prestige BooksYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 238ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175511672
Mulk Raj Anand (1905-2004), the great humanist writer, is regarded the father of Indian English Novel; D. Jayakanthan (1934-), the doyen of Tamil literature, has recently won the most prestigious Jnanpeeth Award for his contribution to Indian fiction. Both these writers evince keen interest in the eradication of social evils and their novels are artistic attempts to arouse the slumbering conscience of the people. The life of the poor and the voiceless is the subject-matter of their fiction. The book takes disintegration. The basic hypothesis of both the novelists is that conventional religion, traditional ethics and morality are inadequate in dealing with the actual issues of life. up five identical lines of investigation: untouchability, womanhood, sex, marriage and social They evolve a common code of social consciousness which invalidated social taboos and traditional thought and makes life more significant. The present book purports to make a rich contribution to the areas of Indian writing, Comparative literature and the humanistic school of philosophy.
INTRODUCTIONMulk Raj Anand and Jayakanthan as Romantic HumanistsSufferers, Strangers and IdealistsThe Curse of UntouchabilityThe New WomenTradition versus ModernityReligion, Sex and modernitySumming Up