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Volume 2 Issue 12

September 2015

Celebrating the Collapse of Class-Consciousness: A Study of Chetan Bhagat’s Half Girlfriend
Mr. Dashrath Gatt, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
Government College, Bhattu Kalan, 
Fatehabad, Haryana, India
Abstract
Chetan Bhagat has been bestowed along with the gift of writing, the unique ability of peeping into the hearts of his readers and this makes him churn out best seller after best seller. His Half Girlfriend like his previous books centers on the campus life and has won critical acclaim from literary world. Weaving a story through different economic, cultural, social, educational background, the story underlines the theme of overcoming the varied types of class-consciousness that plagues all the humanity in general, and Indian society in particular. How the two youths belonging to two different worlds in their lineage as well as their individual perspective of life responds to the voice of their hearts to become one suggests the way ahead for humanity where the walls dividing men gets demolished. The paper aims to analyze the human relations in the backdrop of class-consciousness ridden Indian society, across the generations where the conservatism gives way to a new liberated world, affirming the victory of human heart over the man-made barriers.
Keywords
Class Consciousness; Humanity; Obsession; Space; Emotional.
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