"SOCIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN CONTEMPORARY INDIAN FICTION: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CHETAN BHAGAT AND ARAVIND ADIGA NOVELS"

Authors

  • Revana Siddappa M B Head, Department of English, Government First Grade College, Nyamti. Honnali Tq.

Keywords:

Chetan Bhagat, Aravind Adiga, Comparative Analysis, Socio-Cultural Perspectives, Contemporary Indian Fiction, Urbanization, Youth Culture, Characterizations, Narrative Techniques

Abstract

This research paper offers a comparative analysis of the socio-cultural perspectives found in the novels of renowned Indian authors, Chetan Bhagat and Aravind Adiga. Focusing on contemporary Indian fiction, the study explores the themes, characterizations, and narrative techniques used by these writers to portray the intricacies of modern Indian society and human relationships.Chetan Bhagat is known for his engaging and relatable storytelling, delving into themes such as urbanization, youth culture, and the education system. His novels provide insights into the shifting social dynamics and technological advancements that shape the lives of Indian youth. Additionally, Bhagat's narratives delve into gender dynamics and family relationships, reflecting the evolving roles and challenges faced by individuals in a rapidly changing society.In contrast, Aravind Adiga's works offer a profound examination of socio-economic disparities, caste issues, and the darker facets of ambition and survival. Through his skillful storytelling, Adiga portrays the complexities of the Indian class structure and the struggles faced by marginalized sections of society. His novels critically explore political and cultural landscapes, prompting readers to reflect on the harsh realities of the Indian subcontinent.Bhagat's literary style often employs humor and realism to engage readers, while Adiga utilizes satire and sharp commentary to highlight societal inequities. The use of language and storytelling techniques significantly influences the development of their characters and the progress of their plots.The research paper also discusses the reception and impact of Bhagat and Adiga's novels on contemporary Indian literature and society. Analyzing critical responses provides insights into the authors' influence on readership and literary trends, highlighting the broader implications of their works on social awareness and change.Ultimately, this study emphasizes the significance of Chetan Bhagat and Aravind Adiga as prominent voices in Indian English literature. Their novels offer diverse perspectives on the complexities of modern Indian life, acting as mirrors that reflect and shape the cultural fabric of the nation. Through this analysis, we gain a deeper appreciation of literature's role in reflecting and contributing to social discourse and transformation.

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Published

15-08-2023

How to Cite

Revana Siddappa M B. (2023). "SOCIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN CONTEMPORARY INDIAN FICTION: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CHETAN BHAGAT AND ARAVIND ADIGA NOVELS". International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 9(8). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/2899