Life and the World Around: Theme of Subjugation of the Downtrodden and Approaches in Indian culture as Revealed in My India

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https://doi.org/10.53032/tcl.2021.6.4.02

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Imperialism, Indian culture, Downtrodden, Subjugation

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This paper is a descriptive work and is an attempt to study Jim Corbett’s approach, as an Indo-Anglian writer, towards the theme of caste related subjugation in the colonial era. Jim Corbett is one of the few Anglo-Indian writers, who through his non-fictional narrative reveals minute observation of the customs, traditions and rituals of Indian culture. Short stories based on real-life characters offer, as one of the major themes, a glimpse of the suffering and subjugation and taboo associated with the life of the untouchables. He understands the role of caste system in India and is aware of its relevance in shaping the destiny of a person. Corbett’s concern is not only class and caste conscious, but also socially relevant and the delineation of the anguish of the underprivileged is poignant and significant. He is sensitive towards their struggle and gives the message of equality and humanity. He is a moralist, who preaches the lesson of humanity.

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2021-10-30

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Dr Archana K. Deshmukh. (2021). Life and the World Around: Theme of Subjugation of the Downtrodden and Approaches in Indian culture as Revealed in My India. The Creative Launcher, 6(4), 9–15. https://doi.org/10.53032/tcl.2021.6.4.02

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