Socio-Political Satire in Indian Literature - Six Acres and A Third Raag Darbari the Saga of Dharmapuri
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), the most important English poet, translator, and satirist of the Enlightenment era, regarded satire as a “holy weapon, left for Truth’s defence, solitary terror of Folly, Vice, and Insolence.” It is a fascinating and unique method of expression in both written and spoken literature. Talented writers use it effectively to expose and criticise social problems such as racism, sexism, classism, and dishonesty by individuals or entire groups, with the objective of bettering humanity by exposing its flaws and absurdities. They make use of sarcasm, comedy, exaggeration, and mocking.
This book looks at the pervasive social and political satire in three novels in three different languages, namely Odia, Hindi and Malyalam, encompassing a period of about eight decades: Six Acres and a Third by Fakir Mohan Senapati (first serialised in 1897-1899), Raag Darbari by Shrilal Shukla (1968), and The Saga of Dharmapuri by O.V. Vijayan (first serialised in 1977). Each work is considered a classic in its original language. Their English translations have won them admirers all over the globe.
About the Author: Dr. Raavi Parihar Batra is the Head of the Department of Film Production and Communication, and an Assistant Professor at KES Shroff College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai. She is M.A., B.Ed., UGC-NET qualified, M. Phil, and Ph.D. in English Literature. She has been actively working in the field of teaching and education for more than eight years in various roles. Originally from Punjab and currently based in Mumbai for the past ten years, she has a penchant for observing the nuances of various cultures and applying them in imparting her knowledge to her students as she has a deep interest in media, gender, and cultural studies. She finds her expression in writing and actively uses social media to share her insights on cinema, culture and aesthetics.
- Hardcover: 264 pages
- Publisher: White Falcon Publishing ; 1 edition (2023)
- Author: Raavi Parihar Batra
- ISBN-13: 9781636409443
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 Inch
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