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Volume 2 Issue 7

December 2015

Black Humour in Upamanyu Chatterjee’s Weight Loss
Dr. S. Alexander, 
Associate Professor and Head, 
Department of English, 
Government Arts College, 
Karur, Tamil Nadu, India

Mr. E. Thirumalai Raja, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
Jairams Arts and Science College, 
Karur, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract
Upamanyu Chatterjee is a well-known Indian writer whose works mostly dealt with black humour or dark comedy. This article contains the outline of the story Weight Loss and major characters’ sufferings which are black humour and minor characters’ sufferings which also are considered as black humour. The main character of this story is Bhola, whose sufferings and love for the Physical Education teacher and his sexual feelings are portrayed as black humour by Upamanyu Chatterjee. This is one of the good examples for his mastery of dark comedy.
Keywords
Black Humour; Dark Comedy; Upamanyu Chatterjee; Weight Loss.
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