International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2016)

The struggle of Munoo in Mulkraj Anand’s Coolie


Dr. Jaisre V, Thangavel M

The present paper puts across the suffering of working class people through the protagonist of the novel Coolie, which is written by the foremost writer MulkRaj Anand, who is one of the stars shiniest in the firmament of Indian Writing in English. His novels are the best vehicle to convey the state of present Indian society. Most of his themes around the working class people like a sweeper, coolie and so on as well as he takes an ordinary or poor man as his protagonist. Anand’s notable work Coolie furthermore presents the theme how the destitute lose their identity in India. This novel exhibits the tragic life of fourteen years old orphan boy named Munoo. Munoo lost his parents and he asserts are taken by the landlord for the debt of his father. Munoo’s life presents the needy’s miseries to acquire the basic needs like food and sheltering. Moneyless people did not try to be an opulent; just they want to lead a peaceful life like ordinary people. Mostly, untouchable people work as a coolie in Railway station and anywhere. They treated like animals. In this embarrassing situation, the protagonist tries to seek his identity in his cruel society.
Pages : 34-35