Social Trajectory and Social Change Depicted in My Father Baliah by Y. B. Satyanarana
Pragnesh Ishwarbhai Solanki
In Indian society, caste plays a significant role in social communication. Earlier, education, occupation, and religion were mainly governed by the factor of caste that delimited the progress of the marginalized Dalit community. Caste formed a huge chasm between the two social poles- the upper caste and the lower caste. According to the reformist, G. K. Devadhar caste was a kind of system which is strange and slavish created harmful social norms and situations. Caste features ‘degraded’ and unfree people and a source of ‘irksome and painful customs’ (Bayly, 157) which has created a restricted social structure that was previously an egalitarian society, ‘trenching on the liberty of anterior times’ and ‘down trodding the Indians with weapons of superstitions and social oppression. Devdhar believes that for ages caste had destroyed the 'natural vitality of the race…' which resulted in a loss of 'individual liberty and 'individual consciousness' and demolished 'national consciousness' on the whole. He says: “A nation whose individuals are moral weakling, social slaves and intellectual dwarfs [can] never … make a strong and powerful nation intellectually, morally and spiritually.” (157)
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