Double Marginalization and Power Politics in Premchand’s Thakur’s Well

  • P Priyanka II M. A. English Literature, Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4282-3972
  • T Sekar Assistant Professor, Department of English, Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Thakur’s Well, Water, Double Marginalization, Power Politics, Caste Discrimination, Gender Bias

Abstract

Munshi Premchand, the pen name of Dhanpat Rai Srivastav was an Indian writer famous for his writings in modern Hindustani Literature. He was known to be a founding father of social-based fiction in Hindi and Urdu. His writings were about socio-economic conflict that prevailed in Indian Subcontinent during his period. This paper focuses on double marginalization and power politics that exist in Premchand’s Thakur’s Well. Marginalization is a theory about an individual or a group of people who were pushed to the edge and ignored or relegated by dominated aristocratic individual or group. It also discussed how the female protogonist doubly marginalized based on Caste-based discrimination and gender bias that dwell in India. Power Politic is a term used to describe the people of higher classs and financially well-to-do people superintendence over vulnerable and proletariat people. The terms double marginalization and power politics has a unique and vital accommodation in this story Premchand’s Thakur’s Well.

Published
2022-12-01
How to Cite
Priyanka, P., & Sekar, T. (2022). Double Marginalization and Power Politics in Premchand’s Thakur’s Well. Shanlax International Journal of English, 11(1), 78-81. https://doi.org/10.34293/english.v11i1.5308
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