Social and Political Milieu in Nayantara Sahgal’s This Time of Morning

  • Gunasekaran N Research Scholar, Head, PG & Research Dept. of English, Sri VidyaMandir Arts & Science College, Katteri, Uthangarai, Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Santhi R Research Scholar, Head, PG & Research Dept. of English, Sri VidyaMandir Arts & Science College, Katteri, Uthangarai, Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu, India.
Keywords: History and politics, Mindset of people before and after independence, corrupted political parties and affected women

Abstract

Intermingling of history and politics is called as literature. It cannot be separated from each other. Without politics life won’t be fulfilled. It has started from
ancient days of king’s ruling. Nayantara Sahgal is social and political novelist and also a feminist. Naturally, she belongs to the political family of Nehru. Her mother Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit is first woman ambassador. She grew up at the time of before and after independence. So she has seen everything by her eyes. That helps her to write actual things. Her family has participated in the freedom struggle and her father died in the Lucknow prison Jail. The impact of these things make her as a political novelist and a keen observer of society. And she is dare enough to question the ruling party. She never hesitates to present real things in her novel. This novel, This Time of Morning is one among the political novels of Nayantara Sahgal . Through this novel, she questions the corrupted politicians like Kalyan Sinha. And it describes modern thinking of woman to lead their life freely. Many politicians misuse their power for their own  elfdevelopment. This present paper attempts to analyses the political corruptions and social conditions of that time. It clearly shows the people after independence

Published
2017-10-30