The Social Realism in Ruth Jhabvala's Novel 'Heat and Dust'

4 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2019

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Madan Pal Singh

Veer Bahadur Singh (VBS) Government Degree College - Department of English

Date Written: January 21, 2019

Abstract

Human evolution is interesting. The simple reason is that we are the only living being having six senses. Human history moves in various criteria like country, religion, race and language. Every country has its own heritage that recommends a different walk of life. India stands high with its glorious tradition. Though Unity in Diversity has been the mantra of living in India, one can still observe social evils like poverty, superstition, domination of women. India is divided in many things. Ruth Jhabvala has beautifully portrayed the theme of social realism in her novel Heat and Dust. She says, "I have seen some terrible sight in India. I've lived through a Hindu-Muslim riot, and a smallpox epidemic, and several famines, and I think I may rightly say I have been everything that you can see on this earth" (HD 23).

Suggested Citation

Singh, Madan Pal, The Social Realism in Ruth Jhabvala's Novel 'Heat and Dust' (January 21, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3319630 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3319630

Madan Pal Singh (Contact Author)

Veer Bahadur Singh (VBS) Government Degree College - Department of English

India

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