Socio-Political Dynamics and the Clash of Values in Nayantara Sahgal’s This Time of Morning
S. Prabhakaran1, R. Lakshmi2, Rangarajan3, Sagunthala4
1S. Prabhakaran, Research Scholar, R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Avadi, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. R. Lakshmi, Research Guide, R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Avadi, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
3Rangarajan, Vel Tech, Velachery, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
4Dr. Sagunthala, R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Avadi, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 03 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 1480-1484 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E12180585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1218.0585C19
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Abstract: This present paper deals with the SocioPolitical changes and the clash of values encountered after independent India represented in Nayantara Sahgal’s novel, This Time of Mornig. On the one hand, the study explores the conflicting attitude of idealism and pragmatism, humanism and non-humanism, and Gandhian Philosophy and Ganghian syndrome. The novel deals with the idealism of Kailas Virund, Prakash Sukla and Abdual Rahman is juxtaposed to the corrupt political system of Somnath, Hari Mohan and Kalyan. On the other hand, it deals with the problem of communication among the secluded elite of Delhi in term of artistic construct. The core theme of the novel is stated from the point of Rakesh who is himself uncertain vacillating anxious and hesitant at the beginning. Nita is another character who becomes susceptible to Kalyan’s influence. In her we find a young woman whose desires …both spiritual and sexual life have not been understood by her parents. Freedom is seen to be an indispensable prerequisite for human development. Every characters in this novel endeavour towards realization of freedom as basic human value. Sahgal’s prime interest in this novel is perfect and proper relationship between in public life as well as personal life and she ardently shows the problems caused by a changing order.
Keywords: Idealism, Pragmatism, Gandhian Philosophy, Gandhian Syndrome, and Freedom.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences