U R Ananthamurthy’s Bharathipura and the Language of Caste and Power


  • Santosh Saha Ph D Scholar, Central University of Haryana, Mahendragarh, India


U R Ananthamurthy’s Bharathipura deals with the practice of untouchability in the traditional Indian society which is absolutely controlled by the upper caste people. The present study deals with how language plays an important role in dominating and marginalising the lower caste people of the society described in the same. Here, the command of language has become a means of power. It may be that the novelist is not intentional in applying such linguistic strategies to underestimate the lower strata of the society.  But due to existence of some invisible power inherent in established pattern of the traditional Indian society, the power has been implemented through ideology and language use.


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