Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2020)
Social realism in untouchable and coolie by Mulk Raj Anand
Author(s): Ronak Singh, Ruchi Mishra
Abstract: This work is an attempt to summarize social realism in the major novels of Mulk Raj Anand in light of his contribution to sensitizing the elite Indian society to the sufferings of the low caste poor masses caused by inhuman approach but ingrained religious, social institutes in our tradition –bound country which presented with Social realism. Problem of untouchabilty is still prevalent in the society and Mulk Raj Anand through his novel Untouchable brings to light the sorrows and sufferings that high caste Hindus inflicted on the untouchables. Mulk Raj Anand's Untouchable and Coolie, are more compact than his other novels. Mulk Raj Anand successfully shown how untouchable are not accepted in society & ill-treated by other people of other castes; Barkha being an untouchable, to avoid pollution by touch the confectioner throws the packet of jalebis. Anand has also highlighted the faith of Indian People in God, through Bakha, also mentioned that untouchable are not allowed to enter in the premises of temple.