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DISCOVERING THE CONFORMING PSYCHE TOWARDS THE OCCIDENTS: A READING OF MULK RAJ ANAND'S TWO LEAVES AND A 3BUD

Abhilasha Phukan.

Abstract
The novel Two leaves and a Bud by Mulk Raj Anand is a poignant portrayal of the socio-economic condition of the tea-workers in Assam. Set in the colonial era, the novel has been a signifier of the dominance of the colonial powers over the poor workers, their atrocities and the subsequent submission of the latter. The tea workers also known as ‘coolies' came to work in the tea gardens in search of a better livelihood and they were treated as the peripheral ‘Other' who were devoid of even the minimum standards of living. The burden of colonisation and the perpetual state of poverty of the workers made them powerless. Although there were several hundreds of workers working together in the tea estates, they did not resist and silently conformed to colonial suppression and cultural brainwashing. This paper attempts to study the ways in which the colonial powers conditioned the mind of the tea workers, their psychology of Occidental dominance with the help of the data gathered from primary and secondary sources.

Key words: colonisation, occidental dominance, poverty, psychology, cultural brainwashing, other, peripheral


 
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Abhilasha Phukan. DISCOVERING THE CONFORMING PSYCHE TOWARDS THE OCCIDENTS: A READING OF MULK RAJ ANAND'S TWO LEAVES AND A 3BUD. JCR. 2020; 7(5): 203-205. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.35


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Abhilasha Phukan. DISCOVERING THE CONFORMING PSYCHE TOWARDS THE OCCIDENTS: A READING OF MULK RAJ ANAND'S TWO LEAVES AND A 3BUD. JCR. 2020; 7(5): 203-205. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.35



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Abhilasha Phukan. DISCOVERING THE CONFORMING PSYCHE TOWARDS THE OCCIDENTS: A READING OF MULK RAJ ANAND'S TWO LEAVES AND A 3BUD. JCR. (2020), [cited August 18, 2021]; 7(5): 203-205. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.35



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Abhilasha Phukan (2020) DISCOVERING THE CONFORMING PSYCHE TOWARDS THE OCCIDENTS: A READING OF MULK RAJ ANAND'S TWO LEAVES AND A 3BUD. JCR, 7 (5), 203-205. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.35



Turabian Style

Abhilasha Phukan. 2020. DISCOVERING THE CONFORMING PSYCHE TOWARDS THE OCCIDENTS: A READING OF MULK RAJ ANAND'S TWO LEAVES AND A 3BUD. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (5), 203-205. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.35



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Abhilasha Phukan. "DISCOVERING THE CONFORMING PSYCHE TOWARDS THE OCCIDENTS: A READING OF MULK RAJ ANAND'S TWO LEAVES AND A 3BUD." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 203-205. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.35



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Abhilasha Phukan. "DISCOVERING THE CONFORMING PSYCHE TOWARDS THE OCCIDENTS: A READING OF MULK RAJ ANAND'S TWO LEAVES AND A 3BUD." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.5 (2020), 203-205. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.35



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Abhilasha Phukan (2020) DISCOVERING THE CONFORMING PSYCHE TOWARDS THE OCCIDENTS: A READING OF MULK RAJ ANAND'S TWO LEAVES AND A 3BUD. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (5), 203-205. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.35