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Class consciousness in the works of Khushhal Khan Khatak and Charles Dickens. A comparative and contrastive study

Research Paper (postgraduate) 2016 14 Pages

English Language and Literature Studies - Literature

Summary

This research paper tends to seek the comparison and contrast of class-consciousness between the two great writers of world literature, Khushal Khan Khatak and Charles Dickens. The former belongs to the seventeenth-century feudal sub-continent of South Asia and latter comes from the industrialised capitalist Victorian age.

They depicted the economic plight, misery and suffering of the toiling classes in their writings in the different historical ages to project different visions of human situation. Both the writers in spite of different historical ages, cultures, literary genres, socio-economic, political and class backgrounds possess one thing in common, which is the class-consciousness.

The comparison and contrast will be conducted in this research study in terms of Marxist class-analysis of the two authors belonging to the two different periods of history. Applying the Marxist hermeneutics to the textual analysis of the texts of the both authors, the present research study tries to introduce new a portrait and re-evaluation of the personages of the two greatest literary writers in an innovative perspective.

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Pages
14
Year
2016
ISBN (Book)
9783668279544
File size
484 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v338073
Institution / College
University of Balochistan – Department of English Literature
Grade
Tags
Feudalism Capitalism Class-consciousness Social justice Economic equality

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Title: Class consciousness
in the works of Khushhal Khan
Khatak and Charles Dickens. A comparative and contrastive study