Describe how the issue of caste was included in novels In India. By referring to any two novels, discuss the ways in which t hey tried to make readers think about the existing social issues.

Q.4:- Describe how the issue of caste was included in novels In India. By referring to any two novels, discuss the ways in which t hey tried to make readers think about the existing social issues.

 

Answer:-

Issue of Caste in Novels in India The novel ‘Indulekha’ highlights the marriage practices of upper caste Hindus in Kerala by showing that they needed to be reformed. The novel ‘Saraswativijayam’ strongly attacked caste oppression by showing how a young man from an ‘untouchable’ caste converts to Christianity, acquires a modern education find becomes a judge. It showed the importance of education for the upliftment of the lower castes.

Thus, issues of caste were interwoven in these stories in an interesting way (or the readers so that they were made to think about them.