Dr. Jyoti Hooda
The fiction of Manohar Malgonkar is marked by popular appeal and literary excellence. His novel A Bend in the Ganges published in 1964 is Malgonkar’s fourth novel. The world of Manohar Malgonkar’s novels is full of violence and revenge that runs through all his novels. The novel under study delves into the complexities of human nature and societal dynamics amidst a backdrop of political upheaval and personal vendettas. Apart from probing into the ideology of non-violence and the grim reality of violence, the novelist has thrown ample light on some of the basic ingredients of the Indian political scene during independence struggle, which was climaxed by the partition tragedy. In the present paper a modest attempt has been made to understand the novel and interpret the various manifestations of Malgonkar’s concept of violence and revenge including physical, mental, and societal aspects.
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