Social Realism in God of Small Things

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wretten by multani Social Realism in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things Chapter-1 Introduction In this micro research, it is all about social realism in Arundhati Roy’s novel The God of Small Things. Here major aim is to work on social problems, that have come up in the contemporary India, found in this novel. It can be seen as one of the most powerful novels on a definite social problem, that of the oppression of the down trodden, also touching upon related problems. It problematizes the oppressive machinery based on caste discrimination and collusion with it of certain political forces. Arundhati Roy has succeeded in presenting a realistic picture of the Dalit in their primary membership in various classes and communities. She…show more content…
The novel graphically shows that how people are helpless to resolve these levels of friction. Velutha, the outcast, can never co exist peaceful with the "touchable" communities for so long as the stigma of untouchability attached to him and countless others like him. Velutha is "highly intelligent," an excellent carpenter with an engineer's mind, but he is also "The God of loss", "The God of Small Things" --He left no footprints in sand, no ripples in water, no images in mirrors" (265) Chapter-3 Research Methodology This topic of micro research is “Social Realism in Roy’s novel The God of Small Things”. The data has been collected from various sources. Following are the references for the topic under study; My Reminiscences "Untouchables" in The God Of Small Things “ "Ice-Candy-Man" and "The God of Small Things": Some Interesting Parallels www.googlescholar.com Chapter-4 Social Realism in The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy’s novel deals not with one reality, but several realities. The opening page of the novel bears a line from John Berger: “Never again will a single story be told as thought it’s the only one”. This novel has been widely hailed as a classic of the post-modernist ethos seeking to explore reality from various angles as seen and experienced by different characters. The reader is put on alert in the beginning when the novel unfolds with
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