International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | India | Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016

Narratives of Social Change: A Study of Chinua Achebe's ?Things Fall Apart? and Mulk Raj Anand's ?Untouchable?

Dr. J. V. N. Mallikarjuna | Praveen Kumar Y.

Abstract: Change is fundamental to society. Since age the process of change has troubled man. However serious and violent it may reveal, it is really difficult to understand the motivations behind social changes. Colonization and slavery are issues that concern everyone at all times. It therefore becomes more interesting to study them. The social changes in Chinua Achebes Things Fall Apart and Mulk Raj Anands Untouchable are recurrent and gripping. Exploring these winds of change historically, religiously, socially, culturally and politically through characters, conflicts and plots of Chinua Achebe and Mulk Raj Anand, this paper examines the various perspectives of change. This paper attempts to find these inequalities, faults in the existing social and political institutions within the post-colonial readings merged as a strong force in the narratives of Chinua Achebe and Mulk Raj Anand. Addressing these serious societal problems which are prerequisites for peace Achebe and Mulk Raj Anand handle different categories namely the relationship between the onset of conflict, crime, theft, damage, violence and conflict environments. They understand that until there are changes made to these basic social structures, social conflicts will not end. Identifying these community problems, this paper reveals critically and systematically the various components of social change and the aspirations and concerns of civil society.

Keywords: Transformation, Colonization, Perspectives of Change, Social Conflic, Relevance of Achebe and Mulk Raj Anands writings in the mordern times

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016,

Pages: 1 - 4

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