A Storehouse of Life Diversity in The Mango Season

Authors

  • Anvar P A M.Phil. Department of English, Sree Narayana Guru College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Dr. A.J Manju Associate Professor and Head M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., B.Ed., Sree Narayana Guru College Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i4.10990

Abstract

There are many types of religions and beliefs in India. There have been many works based on such variations. It is such an important novel based on Indian culture called The Mango Season written by AmulyaMalladi. The main focus of this novel is on the Brahmin system and the framework it exemplifies. The essence of this story is a girl who is born and raised according to the Brahmin faith and the events that take place around it. The story is written by taking the ideas of this theme as a writer and pointing out this character on many levels. Therefore, while reading this story, a variety of needs and suggestions may come out from the readers. The protagonist of the story is a girl named Priya who takes the story forward in many perspectives and ideas. AmulyaMalladi tells her to the readers about the changes that take place when she goes to the America for higher studies and stays away from Indian culture, as well as a tendency to adapt to the American tradition. As a girl growing in India and living in the United States, there have been a lot of changes showed up through this story.

Indian writer Amulya Malladi’s novel The Mango Season (2003) is thereview over the format of a few days in Hyderabad in India. The story maintains Priya Rao, a twenty-seven-year-old Indian woman who returned back to her home place during the summertime in Mango Season but she has major problem and worries. Having life in America for the past seven years, Priya is worried to disclose her traditional Brahmin family the one secret she is hiding from them all the time: she is connected and getting married to an American man. Going through the whirlwind of ancient customs and rituals, deeply rooted prejudices, familiar caste systems, local culinary recipes, the full embodiment of Indian tradition, Priya must have the courage to tell the truth to her family. Mango Season is Malladi's second novel since the release of A Breath of Fresh Air in 2002, which explores themes of family, identity, nostalgia, marriage, national, cultural and culinary tradition. He was an IT professional who has lived in the United States for the past seven years and worked in Silicon Valley for the past three years.

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References

Malladi, Amulya. THE MANGO SEASON. The Random House Publication Group.2013 www.SuperSummary.com

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Published

28-04-2021

How to Cite

P A , A. ., & Manju, D. A. . (2021). A Storehouse of Life Diversity in The Mango Season. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(4), 125–133. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i4.10990