Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2016)
The self and its existence in the present social order: A study of Manoj Das’s the escapist
Author(s): Dr. Manas Ranjan Misra
Abstract: Indian novels in English had begun to be written from various parts of India reflecting varied and variegated pictures of life from various lands. It has been nurtured, sustained and vitalized by the medium of experience in the life it describes. In the present paper, I have discussed how the novel Escapist reveals before us events which appear to be a mere reflection of our daily life and Manoj Das tries to reflect the deceptive nature of man in the present social context, and the awkward position of man in the midst of plenty and luxury. To him every individual in his ordinary state of living confines his self to the body and mind. But when he raises his self from physical to spiritual level of which he is totally unaware, the experience of the super mental state along with true knowledge, takes him on to the path of soul searching. The simple and pure way of living far away from the materialistic world provides an individual self-realization, to experience the Divine human nature.