CHUNILAL MADIYA’S LILUDI DHARATI: A NARRATIVE CENTRED ON SAURASHTRA REGIONJournal: SRJ'S FOR HUMANITY SCIENCES & ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Vol.5, No. 25)
Publication Date: 2018-02-04
Authors : Bhagvanbhai H. Chaudhari;
Page : 6971-6975
Keywords : _period novel; Saurashtra region; social realism; traditions; community; folk-mentality;
As the inheritor of Jhaverchand Meghani, Madiya has narrated the old districts of Saurashtra (Sorath, mid-part of Saurashtra and Halar Region). Liludi Dharti is considered his ambitious Janpadi (of Rural Life) novel. It is his experiment based novel in which he has combined together the individual and group life to narrate the story of Sorathi life. Gundasar, a village located in the lap of the Girnar mountain of Junagadh in Saurashtra region is at the centre of the novel. The novelist aims at depicting realistic portrayal of rural culture. The event occurred in mistake develops the pitiful situation. The poverty of rural culture, their sexual desire, enmity, envy and conspiracy against each other show its genuine expression in context to the entire set-up. The writer employs the local dialects of Saurashtra region in its indigenous form. As he himself is the soul of that land, hence could efficiently utilize the local colours.
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