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Title: Journey towards self realization Study of Upamanyu Chatterjees Select Novels
Researcher: Chitra S
Guide(s): Kalamani S
Keywords: Self-realization
Identity crisis
alienation, Hybridity, Mimicry, Degeneration
University: Avinashilingam Deemed University For Women
Completed Date: 11.12.2017
Abstract: The study entitled Journey towards Self-realization: A Study of Upamanyu Chatterjee s newlineSelect Novels is divided into six chapters including introduction and conclusion. The introductory newlinechapter gives an overview of the major writers dealing with the philosophy of existentialism and newlinemajor themes dealt by the Indian English novelists. Upamanyu Chatterjee s place in Indian Writing newlinein English, his achievements and an outline of his works, along with a review of literature. Chapter newline2 Socio-cultural Problems studies the problems that arise due to westernization namely hybridity newlineand mimicry and the prevalent social evils like corruption, misuse of power, the erosion of values newlineand gender disparity. Chapter 3 Identity Crisis deals with the impact of western culture and the newlineresultant loss of traditional and familial values leading to loneliness, frustration and identity crisis. newlineChapter 4 Moral Degeneration studies how the protagonists instead of being heroes become newlineantiheroes with their untruthfulness, immorality and rejection of traditional and moral values. newlineChapter 5 Existential Loneliness studies how the protagonists, the representatives of the modern newlineman become lonely failing to appreciate the qualities of love, faith, understanding and selflessness. newlineChapter 6 Conclusion deals with man struggling to know his own self. The process of becoming newlinemakes him understand what is freedom and how he should make use of it so that his responsibility newlineas a true man can be realized and carried out in his different roles as son, husband and father and newlinefinally as a true human being in the society. The study is an attempt to establish Upamanyu newlineChatterjee as a realist and a writer with a social purpose committed to social change. newlineMajor objectives : newlineand#61607; To explore the socio-cultural problems due to the impact of colonialism newlineand#61623; To analyse the problem of identity crisis in the modern society newlineand#61623; To study the protagonists as antiheroes in Chatterjee s novels newlineand#61623; To assess the existential loneliness of the major characters who attain self-realizatio
Pagination: 210 p.
Appears in Departments:Department of English

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