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Indictment of Caste System through Indian fiction

Author Name: Dr. Mamta Bagria, Dr. Sangeeta Jhajharia | Format: Paperback | Genre : Literature & Fiction | Other Details

The authors within the fringes of this book have tried to bring in the salient features of the philosophical and sociological foundation of caste. The objective of this book is to:

i. Provide a brief historical survey of caste and the state of caste at the present time.

ii. Outline the theoretical foundation of caste.

iii. Illustrate different theoretical approaches through well-known works of Indian English fictions of Mulk Raj Anand, Bhabani Bhattacharya, and Arundhati Roy. It appears that the well-read authors have their focus on the Indian background all through the book.

 

 

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Sangeeta Jhajharia/Dr.Mamta

Dr. Mamta Bagria                                                                               

Mamta hails from Shekhawati, the heart of Rajasthan. Having been brought up amidst the traditional lures of daring warriors, an intrepid tradition of the past centuries and going out to the far-flung places in the country she acquired a great interest in understanding the social life of her native place. This has led to her keenness to understand the working out of the factor of caste in the present day rural and urban societies. Pursuing the interest she opted for education in humanities. She is a writer, scholar whose papers on caste and feminism have published in well known national and international journals. She received her post-graduate degree in English Literature from the esteemed institute Banasthali Vidyapeeth and got her Ph.D. from JNV University, Jodhpur.

Besides her academic interest, she also works for a group that offers assistance to the rural poor coming to cities for medical treatment.

 

Dr. Sangeeta Jhajharia                                                             

Born and brought up in the city of Jhunujhunu, (Rajasthan), Sangeeta comes from a business class family and has very vivid childhood memories. She is a post graduate with a Doctorate in English Literature from the University of Rajasthan. She always feels happy in natural surroundings and is a keen observer.

She is a writer and scholar and has published several research papers on Indian and Ethnic American Literature in various national and international journals of repute.

 

She is in the teaching profession for more than 18 years and is presently working as an Assistant Professor at School of Liberal Arts, Mody University, Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan since 2010.

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