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Volume 2 Issue 12

August 2015

Moral Ambiguity in Aravind Adiga’s Novels
Ms. M. Sreelatha, 
Lecturer, 
Department of English, 
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar GMR Polytechnic College, 
Karimnagar, Telangana, India
Abstract
A remarkable aspect of postmodern novel has been the preoccupation with issues like deterioration of human values and erosion of moral ethics in the society. They occupy a key position in Aravind Adiga’s novels. His novels deal with two contrasting eras, one that still clings to the old decaying moral values and another that is anxious to accept the fast-emerging new moral values. He writes about the miserable plight of his protagonists’ as they are refused by the society, friends and family. Most of his characters have to feel detached as they turn reactionaries. Balram Halwai, Ashok, Masterji and Dharmen Shah are the examples of his characters experiencing disconnection with their families. Adiga focuses on moral values like honesty, loyalty, compassion, tolerance and forgiveness that cease to have any meaning in the postmodern society.
Keywords
Morality, Religion, Human Relations, Postmodern, Materialism.
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