The Caste System In The God Of Small Things By Roy

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The novel “The God of Small Things” written by Roy, an Indian author, contains many great issues, and I chose this book to know more about the Indian culture, religion, and mainly caste system. Roy described social interactions, cultural laws, and ideologies clearly in this novel that how these issues are based on specific rules and disciplines. And these cultural laws, ideologies and social compel the people to follow their rules and disciplines. One of the issues that has been discussed in this novel is about different form of love, and love in different situations. Love has a lots of boundaries from its every side; it can be the cultural, religious and social structures’ sides. In each side love follows its rule, but it cannot cross the …show more content…
Caste system is a social system which keeps the form of stereotypes. Caste system include the differences of race, gender, nationality and body type of people. Caste system is a big issue among the people that the people their own selves are creating these forms from their births. The caste system does not bring prosperity, but it creates many upheavals in social and political environments. In caste system higher people are adopting themselves in upper level according to their religion believe. They are depressing the lower people, because they assume the lower class as wretched and poor people. Looking to all these issues of caste system, it makes clear that love can’t cross reject the rules. Thus the people have strike rule of interaction with each other; especially in marriage case and in love case through caste system. To get marriage with lower class is strongly forbidden in caste system, but Ammu loved Velutha. Velutha who belonged to lower class “untouchable class” and Ammu belonged to upper class and modernized family. They loved each other, but through caste system their love was forbidden and this incident did not allow them to …show more content…
Like Chacko and Ammu who were brother and sister, and as brother and sister relationship is bounded with love, still they had differences. After Pappachi’s death Chacko and Ammu, came to work in their father’s company. They both were working, but Chacko’s had more right than Ammu. As in the book there is written that “Though Ammu did as much work in the factory as Chacko, whenever he was dealing… he always referred to it as my Factory... Legally this was the case, because Ammu, as a daughter, had no claim to the property” (2.57). She expresses clearly although Ammu is his sister, but still she cannot get equal right as Chacko. Recently, most of the people give more love to their son rather than the

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