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Coolie

Book Review   by:nate     Original Author: Mulk Raj Anand
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Coolie (1936) by Mulk Raj Anand gives a clear and poignant description of the poor face of India, telling the story of a 15-year-old boy who has to work as a child labourer and eventually dies of tuberculosis. It is the story of Munoo who is forced to leave his village out of necessity and poverty to work in the city as a child labourer. The novel shows his adventures and escapades as he works as a servant, factory worker, rickshaw driver far away from his home. The story is told from the eyes of the narrator and brings to light the inevitable and hidden evils of the Raj, right from exploitation, caste ridden society, communal riots, and police injustice. The novel takes us to different places and cities showing the inhuman and degrading treatment that the poor Munoo gets at the hands of the socially, economically, and politically affluent and higher classes of Indian society and how he copes with all circumstances alone. Anand was able to strike a cord in the hearts of the conscientious indians with the beautiful and real to life portrayal of the down trodden masses of Indian society,the so called have nots. Mulk Raj Anand was much appreciated and recognized for this novel and was one of those people who were highly influenced by Mahatma Gandhi. And this influence is clearly seen in all his works including Coolie. True to his Marxist spirit, he always portrayed the real India, and more specifically the poor India. He is also regarded as one of the first Indian writers in English who started the trend of using Hindi and Punjabi phrases in his writings to enrich and enhance the language. Also caled the Charles Dickens of India by many literary figures, Anand's novels deal with the underdog. Coolie is one classic example of the story of the underprevileged class of the society and of the oppressed people who cannot even make both ends meet.
Published: July 18, 2005   
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  1. Answer   Question  :    GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF COOLIE View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    the structure of the cooli in Mulk Raj Anad View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    critical view? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    critically examine Mulk Raj Anand as a novelist View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    metaphor of exploitation in coolie View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    what is a pathetic contion of munoo? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    AUTHORS PERCEPTION ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    anand has tried to project the pathos and subjugation of poor and down trodden people. the novels pictures the real and poignant picture of India at the time of colonailism and capitalism. munno's journey from kangra hills to a metropolitan city like bombay, is the journey from idyllic world to the corrupt world of money. anand aims at showing the real nature of man kind into its real picture. munno is a universal Monday, February 07, 2011
  1. Answer   Question  :    application of subaltern studies in coolie View All
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  1. 1. Safi Yani

    I lke it!

    Excellent work.I also wrote an abstract on "Coolie" but yours more comprehensive.

    0 Rating Wednesday, December 06, 2006
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