A PORTRAIT OF INDIAN SOCIETY IN KAMALA MARKANDAYA’S HANDFUL OF RICE
Author(s):
DINESH A
Keywords:
Poverty, Industrialization, Hunger, Rice, Starvation, Unemployment.
Abstract
The most notable female author of Indian English descent from both the east and west is Markandaya. Her birthplace and place of upbringing are both India. The country of her adoption is England. She spent a brief period of time living in south India to understand rural life firsthand. A careful examination of her writings reveals a progressive maturation of her genius and craft. Her books deal with a variety of subjects. A close examination of Markandaya's writings reveals a slow but steady development of her talent. Her works effectively use omniscient narration, first person narration, the character describing the story, flashback tactics, a straightforward yet effective conversational style, and the inclusion of myths from India. Prior to her marriage and arrival in England. She lived in a South Indian village for a number of years, gaining direct experience with rural Indian life. We encounter the authentic and vivid portrait of Indian society in both A Handful of Rice and her other books. The works of Kamala Markandaya provide abundant evidence of both her talent and her crusading spirit for human welfare. The sympathy and concern for humanity, which persists in pursuing righteousness, truth, and beauty despite the fact that human aspirations are transient, flow from her sad vision and are expressed in her works. Kamala Markandaya uses her novels as a platform to express her sensitive protests against suffering brought on by different factors, such as social unrest, industrialization, and poverty.
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Unique Paper ID: 159753

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 12

Page(s): 374 - 376
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