A Comparative Study of Mulk Anand and Richand Wright Novels Essay

This paper aims to evaluate fictional publication of Mulk Raj Anand and Richard Wright from the perspective of social justice and liberation. Anand is marked by a heartiest desire to probe India’s marginalized people, while Wright related with logic and artistic temperament for Blacks as social and Psychological humanity. Both novelist believes in human equality and mutual respect, Their humanism manifests itself in a realistic Sketch of the situation by oppressed masses, suffering various types of disability, discrimination and alienation.Anand’s humanism was the natural outcome of his childhood experiences with synthesis of western though in novel, “Man is the measure of al things”. The simmering anger and impatience that one often feels in his works, are the product of his passion for social justice and human dignity. Anand have been influenced by Marxian thinking and approaches to social reality. His disaffection with religion and his scant respect to superstitions with fears are parallel with Marxism. His socialist and modernist conception about modern India is, without doubt, an echo of Gandhi, Tagore and Nehru.Richard Wright resembles Anand in most of his characteristics as a writer. He, too, is a committed artist with a missionary zeal for the restoration of dignity to his people. He has succeeded in creating credible characters, substantive stories and enthralling with absorbing plots. While Anand doesn’t conceals his sensation and political posturing on occasion, Wright merely shows contradiction and leaves it to the reader to make his own Judgment or inference. Where Wright wants to indicate the arrogance and imperialism of the American, he takes recourse to the ironic or satiric mode.K.R. Srinivasa Iyengar ha…

…London; Macmillan, 1978. Page 153.4. M.H. Cook. Modern Black, Novelists; collection of critical Essays. Delhi; Prentice Hall, 1972, Page 86.5. Mulk Raj Anand, Untouchable. New Delhi; penguin Books, 2011. Page 115.6. Ibid. Page 43.7. Mulk Raj Anand. Collie. New Delhi; penguin Books, 2001. Page 286.8. P.K. Singh. Mulk Raj Anand and Dalits. Jaipur’ Yking Books, 2012. Page 89.9. Mulk Raj Anand. The road. New Delhi; facet Books, 1987. Page 4-5.10. K.N. Sinha. Mulk Raj Anand, New Delhi; Kalyani, 1989, P- 7411. Richard Wright, Black boy. Noida; Harper Collins publishers, India. 2007.12. Ibid, P- 54.13. Ibid, P- 34.14. Richard Wright Native Son. New Yark; Harper Collins, 1993, page- 17.15. Meenakshi Mukherjee. Beyond the village: An Aspect of Mulk Raj Anand. Critical Essays on Indian Writing in English (ed.) M.K. Naik Madras: Macmillan, 1977. P- 245.

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