ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH (ISSN No. : 2320 -7000)
VOLUME : 1, ISSUE : 4,October-December, 2013
 
AN INTERPRETATION OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF KARMA IN NAYANTARA SAHGAL’S A TIME TO BE HAPPY
Dr. Seema Jain & Parul Gupta
 
ABSTRACT
Nayantara Sahgal is one of the distinguished Indo-English writers who wrote in the stream of national consciousness. The present paper provides an insight into the interpretation of the philosophy of Karma as the protagonist in the novel, A Time to Be Happy, begins to identify his roots and realize that it is the time to be happy. The novel evokes realistically and vividly the immediate pre-and post-Independence era. The novel gives a graphic account of the turbulent period when the nationalistic fervor was at its peak and a wave of Gandhism swept the country. Rather than presenting dull rhetoric about the Gandhian thought, the novel presents a gallery of characters, who feel on their pulse the charismatic influence of Gandhian ideas and values.
 
KEYWORD
Dignity of labour, Gandhian ideas, identity, Karma, Nationalism, Self-discovery.
 
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