Analysis Of Symbolism By Manohar Malgonkar

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This observation was probably made by the novelist as he had travelled all over India, even to the Punjab, during his service in the army. However, this is a very dispassionate description of the carnage, although its horrors have been described very graphically. He too must have been stunned by the violence and the carnage that was the culmination of the freedom struggle.
Manohar Malgonkar has also drawn the attention of the reader towards the ideals which no longer hold water and the creed of non-violence becomes meaningless when faced with the instinct of humans to survive, and the nature of human behaviour of which he gives an insight. The change in Gian as observed by Debi-dayal during their sentence of imprisonment.
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He had left the Big House turning his back to it, walking away with his lady love. When he had settled in his new home, he made a prayer room for the household deity, switching over to Lord Shiva from Lord Vishnu. Here, Malgonkar points out to the swinging of belief that prevailed in Hindu society, the constant moving from one form of worship to another, aiming at some form of appeasement. Most effectively does he bring to the readers’ mind, the length to which human nature can stretch, the strength that transcends all tribulations and obstacles, which are the markings of human endurance. This aspect of thought flows through the story as an undercurrent …show more content…
They criticise Gandhian ways one by one and call the freedom fighters preaching the principle of non-violence as ‘the enemies of the nation’: ‘They had nothing but contempt for the non-violent protest of Gandhi and his followers; the whitemen, they were convinced, would never respect such object passivity. To them, apostles of nonviolence were emasculating the population. Debi-dayal discards the passive resistance of Gandhi and Nehru and their supporters and blames them for the deplorable and pathetic condition of

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