Jasleen Johal

Assistant Professor

Department of English

Lyallpur Khalsa College for Women




Caste system is ubiquitous part of the Indian society. The Indian society has been engulfed in this system from the primordial. The present paper aims to explore how Amitav Ghosh employs caste system in the plot of the novel and how this system forces the characters to tread on the different and difficult paths, and defines their relationships. With the help of the binary opposition of High caste/ Low caste Ghosh presents the stark realities of the caste system.

Keywords: Caste, Caste system, Sea of Poppies, Power

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Caste Operating Relationships in Sea of Poppies