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Volume 1 Issue 5

October 2014

Anguish of Dalits in Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance - A Study
Ms. P. Navammal, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
Sethu Institute of Technology, 
Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Mr. S. M. Rajasangar, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
Sethu Institute of Technology, 
Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract
This paper intends to study the anguish of Dalits through the characters portrayed by Rohinton Mistry in A Fine Balance. Subalternity has become so prominent that it is regularly used in various disciplines such as history, sociology, psychology anthropology and literature. The word ‘subaltern’ is German word which means ‘inferior rank’ or ‘secondary importance’. Subaltern literature reflects various themes such as oppression, marginalization, Gender discrimination, subjugation of lower and working classes, disregarded women, neglected sections of society.
Keywords
Anguish; Dalits; Subaltern; Rohinton Mistry; A Fine Balance.
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