Man and Destiny in Upmanyu’s English August
The present paper proposes to undertake a brief study of ‘Man and Destiny’ in
Upmanyu’s English August: An Indian Story. How far does the IAS system succeed in
moulding the destiny of the protagonist of the novel? How does the protagonist of the novel
represent the contemporary youth in their attitude towards life and destiny? And is this novel
a frank discussion of the predicament in which an intelligent and educated modern youth
finds himself? These are some vital questions that will be examined in this paper.