M. Phil Scholar
IGU, Meerpur, Rewari
Abstract: Mahatma Gandhi struggled for the sake of Indian freedom and development. He became an immense source of writing and influenced different disciplines and writers from different fields like philosophy, politics, history, literature, sociology, and so on. Indian English literature has great impact of Gandhian philosophy. The great Indian trio- R.K. Narayan, Mulk Raj Anand, Raja Rao has explored Gandhian thoughts in their writings. Their novels follow Gandhian ideology and his principles of Non-violence, Truth, Brotherhood, Satyagraha and his views on untouchability. The present paper is an attempt to study Gandhian strain in R.K. Narayan’s Waiting for the Mahatma, Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable, and Raja Rao’s Kanthapura. Waiting for the Mahatma portrays Gandhi as a great leader who is deeply connected with the problems of ordinary people. In Untouchable his views give a hope for a good life for the downtrodden. And at the same time Kanthapura shows influence of Gandhi’s struggle for Indian Independence and its impact on the people of a small village.
Key Words: Gandhism, influence, impact, leader, downtrodden.
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Gandhian Strain in Indian English Novels: A Study of the Selected Novels of the Great Indian Trio- R.K. Narayan, Raja Rao and Mulk Raj Anand