Exploring Emotive Narrative Techniques to Illuminate Cult Writings in Mahasweta Devi’s Rudali and K. Balachander’s Aval Oru Thodarkathai

Mohankumar S   & Dr. V. Vijayalakshmi                                                   

VIT University, Chennai. Email:

   Volume 1, Number 3, 2016 I Full Text PDF

Article DOI:  10.21659/bp.v1n3.s110


Indianism could be the word that has the power to explain Indian culture, habit, heritage, richness, unity, food, and power of literature. On the other hand, it would be same word that would elucidate humiliation and disgrace endured by throng of its population because of ‘caste’ discrimination which has paved way for inhuman communal rites and rituals. This research article thrives to discuss the emotional state of mind of under privileged people by exploring the emotive narrative techniques used by Mahasweta Devi in Rudali and Aval Oru Thodarkathai of K. Balachander that also has the basics of cult writings. Various pangs and pains undergone by populace of disadvantage community especially because of the label ‘Dalit’ they carry are illustrated in this research article.

Keywords: Rudali, Aval Oru Thodarkathai, Economical state, Caste, Religion, Communal rites, Poverty, Womanhood, Battle of life.