Sundaram’s Min Piyasi (The Fish is Thirsty): The agony of social discrepancy
Dr. Bhagvanhai H Chaudhari
Tribhuvandas P. Luhar (1908-1991) is well-known through his pen name ‘Sundaram’ in literary world. Sundaram was a celebrated poet, critic and prose writer of Gandhian era in Gujarati literature. Sundam’s Min Piyasi (The Fish is Thirsty) is a story of an old man, who is forced to leave his village because of poverty and the materialistic approach of his gambler son. Sundaram’s short stories reflect the rural and urban consciousness on the mixed facets of Gandhian philosophy and advancement. His prime aim seems to represent human nature and the disordered movement of destiny essentially. The hypocrisy of urban culture, issue of generation gap, etc. have been vividly manifested in the story. The story focuses on an interesting note of religious and devotee of God, who ultimately receives emancipation in the form of death from worldly pains after facing the entanglement of life.
Dr. Bhagvanhai H Chaudhari. Sundaram’s Min Piyasi (The Fish is Thirsty): The agony of social discrepancy. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 565-567