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Volume 1 Issue 5

October 2014

Displacement and Intrusion of Modernity in Na. D’sauza’s Island.
Mr. Nesha Sabar, 
Department of English, 
University of Hyderabad, 
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Struggle has been an age old phenomenon that human beings have been encountering in every generation. Man is born free but he is in social, cultural, economic and political bondages. Survival instinct is the prime concern despite innumerable odds. Struggle for survival and struggle to give new meaning to life, in spite of the unfavorable conditions, and advent of modern technologies and systems and their impact on humans have become the focal points of discussion in the present paper and how it has led a group of human beings to be displaced and isolated from the mainstream society. The paper extensively analyses Dweepa, a Kannada novella by Na. D’sauza, which was translated into English by Susheela Punitha as Island, to show how displacement and modernity brings havoc and despair to the unprivileged groups in the last rung of the hierarchy in the caste based Indian society.
Na. D’sauza; Dweepa; Island; Struggle; Intrusion of modernity; Development; Ganapayya; Sharavathi.
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