LECTURER IN ENGLISH, GANJAM COLLEGE, ODISHA
**DR. SHRUTI DAS
READER, P.G. DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
BERHAMPUR UNIVERSITY, ODISHA
This paper explores the concepts of dialogism in Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha. Human existence finds expression through an open-ended dialogue. This paper is not restricted to the primary concepts of dialogism i.e. polyphony, heteroglossia and carnival as it explores broader concepts of language in relation to self, uniqueness of experience and surplus of seeing. It is the dialogic interaction of Siddhartha with others that metamorphoses his understanding of self. This paper intends to present a close analysis of these concepts in different contexts to bring forth the relationship between discourse and existence. It unveils how discourse helps in true understanding of self and conveys a meaning in totality.