Carving of an authentic selfhood in A house for Mr. Biswas of V. S. Naipaul
Parveen Kumari, Dr. Ved Parkash
The main aim of this paper is to depict the dispossessed people’s struggle for the carving of an authentic selfhood. The social identity of the people is rotted in their culture, while at the individual level; it is determined by personal achievements. In order to have the feeling of wholeness, it is necessary to fuse the individual and the social consciousness. It is natural that the displaced people, uprooted from their real homes, find themselves out of place in an alien land. The several restrictions imposed on their life pattern in the colonies suppress and distort their identities. In AHouse for Mr. Biswas, Mr. Biswas has to put up a relentless struggle against the forces which try to crushhis individuality.
Parveen Kumari, Dr. Ved Parkash. Carving of an authentic selfhood in A house for Mr. Biswas of V. S. Naipaul. National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 120-122