The View Of Dr. Amitava Ghosh On Casteism, And Its Reflection On Today's Realism

Sambhu Chakrabarti, Arjundeb Sensarma
2016 unpublished
Slavery was abolished long past, but the tendency of enslaving men, took recess in the endocrines of society, to reproduce time to time several mutated concepts, respectively casteism, fundamentalism, jingoism apartheid etc., the motto of all which is solemnly dominating a certain community by another. The domineering tendency, mothered by the pleasure of masterfulness, even exists in a child that dictates him to subdue another child. Among the said above, the casteism accelerates to a booming
more » ... osition, getting the most favourable atmosphere in India. As a primeval trend it had started to ridden the country since an unknown period. The recent scintillates incidents, that routs the people countrywide, are also the residues of that practice. The predatory attitude of upper class along with the wincing tendency of the lowers, are the most vital conditions among the several clues, identified as reason Having suffered insult, ignominy and abuse for thousands year, these untouchables have taken such a permanent bent that they cannot behave like upper caste people even though they are extended with thousands of undue scopes and facilities. Because of: 1)the caste identity in India is the major factor that decides how a particular person requires behaves towards the other castes, 2)the untouchables, lack the identical steadiness, unlike the upper castes. The smart customs maintained by the upper one, is not any artificial product of pride, or any show of chauvinistic instinct, rather the-conditions availed, that get them accomplished. It happens with them, most naturally, beyond any care to performance. The facts may be presented more transparent, under set of anthropological references, borrowed from Dr. Amitava Ghosh. In his popular novel Sea of Poppies, Deeti, the unfortunate Protagonist, is a Poverty-stricken and much wronged woman in life. In spite of belonging by birth and marriage, the upper caste"s affiliation, she resigns to die on her husband"s funeral pyre, and is rescued dramatically by Kalua, the untouchable, with whom she elopes only to land on a ship, Ibis, in Calcutta .The miserable dearth borne in her life is, in addition to the other long chasing crisis, she is burdened Abstract: Casteism is just a policy of forward community to keep the backward classes, easily in grip and it is practised since the ages under cloud of superstition. Ever in the world, the intellectual community would enslave the illiterates, in social contest, with the weapon of cunningness. The sequence of casteism is very serious and fatal due to beefing the chance of any horrible outcomes, including the destruction of the religion and Nation both. The adverse of casteism initiates several disasters and is enough to maintain a comprehensive unrests in the country. There by religious communalism is its sister concern. The casteism could not weigh so heavily on the Dalits had they not faced the lack of dedicated leaders, instead of opportunists. The burn of casteism in present scenario is not to take any absolute turn, in spite of media's artistic exaggeration and continuous impelling effort .For the reason, there ever remains an air of understanding, between the upper and lower, even after all types of clashes. Neither the entire upper nor the entire lower class had remained any born enemy to each other .The mutual fellow feeling put the end to all frictions that was witnessed in past.