Anand’s Political Foresight in Coolie

  • Bakyalakshmi K M.phil Scholar, Sri Vidya Mandir Arts and Science, College, Katteri, Uthangarai.
  • Senthil Kumar S 2*Asst. Prof of English, PG & Research Department of English, Sri Vidya Mandir Arts and Science College, Uthangarai.
Keywords: Class Conflict, Upper caste people, Lower caste people, Mulk Raj Anand


From the time immemorial Class Conflict has been one of the major themes of literature. Class conflict is a term long-used mostly by socialists, communists, and many anarchists, who define a class by its relationship to the means of production--such as factories, land, and machinery. Mulk Raj Anand's stories depicted a realistic and sympathetic portrait of the poor in India. He is known as India’s Charles Dickens. Anand highlights the class-conflict between upper caste people and lower caste people in his novels. Mulk raj Anand’s ’Coolie’ gives a chilling picture of a down trodden boy munno who at his early stage gets into oblivion of his own existence. He could feel the itch of an orphan and Anand could rightly give a heart throbbing description of his mental state and his all activities in a unique way. Anand continued his exploration of the Indian society in the form of class and caste conflict. This paper presents the Class conflict between the downtrodden and high class Hindus that was beautifully portrayed by Mulk Raj Anand in his novel Coolie.