Marxist Study of The God of Small Things

Authors

  • Muhammad Afzal Ph. D Scholar, Department of English, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Prof. Dr. Najia Asrar Zaidi Professor, Department of English, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Zahid Abbas Ph. D Scholar, Department of English, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-II)68

Keywords:

Bourgeoisie, Class Struggle, God Of Small Things, Proletariat Class, Marxism

Abstract

Arundhaty Roy’s novel The God of Small Things is a political manuscript which conveys Marxist approach and throws the light on the fact that the Indian society is so much primitive that there is still the caste system in it. There is class struggle in the society and on the base of the resources the society has been divided in two main groups; bourgeoisie and proletariat. Bourgeoisie is the upper class of society that creates an ideology for the benefits of its own and tries to exploit the lower class for its own benefits. At the same time there have been given so many suggestions to improve the present state of affairs. However, the study argues about the communism, its impacts, false ideology of the bourgeoisie, exploitation of the lower class by the upper class, feminist perspective and the colonial impacts and mainly the Marxist thoughts. In the same way to novel also illustrates the view point of writer that how the Indian society should be. This study is qualitative in approach with Marxist theoretical perspective in the background of indian society. The study is delimited to the text of Arundhaty Roy’ The God of Small Things by using Karl Marx approach towards society.

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Published

2022-06-30

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Afzal, M., Asrar Zaidi, N., & Abbas, Z. (2022). Marxist Study of The God of Small Things. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 6(2), 701–801. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-II)68