CONFLICT ANALYSIS AND CULTURAL DISHARMONY IN MARGAYYA’S LOFTY NATURE FROM R.K.NARAYAN’S ‘THE FINANCIAL EXPERT’

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  • S. AMMANI Research Scholar JNTUA
  • Dr.Y. SUNEETHA Professor& Research Supervisor R.G.M.C.E.T

Abstract

Social transformation brought about a change in Indian social values both traditional and modern lifestyles. Economic sufficiency leads to social change in modern life as modernism believes in monetary success. Industrialization leads to expansion of horizon which leads to not only of wealth but also knowledge. Urbanization in India begins a new era of sophistication and class consciousness. Class struggle between rich and poor comes out in modern society of India. The essential nature of human existence and human life can be well understood if an integrated approach is adopted towards resolving the inherent duality of existence.Tradition and modernity are two different elements that predominate in most of the novels of R.K.Narayan. He presented a sense of Indianness with rich cultural inheritance in his novels. The Financial Expert is a witness how materialism provokes a new dimension in Indian traditional culture. Narayan explained it clearly through the character, Margayya who strives hard with the changing values of society to identify himself as an affluent person in the society. The present paper aims at depicting the passion for money in Margayya’s inauthenticity in The Financial Expert. It brings out conflict analysis & cultural disharmony in Margayya’s   lofty nature.

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Published

2018-07-30