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Singh (1990). Lalu Trilogy : A Peasant Saga. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-A: SOCIAL-SCIENCE), 3(1), pp.1-11.
Lalu Trilogy : A Peasant Saga
Department of Journalism.Language and Culture,
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana -141004
3 May 90; revised 18 June 90
Raj Anand's novels, The Village, Across
the Black Waters
and The Sword and the Sickle popularly
known as the Latu Trilogy,
are unique in the entire
range of lndo- Anglian fiction. The trilogy
has not attracted
as much critical attention as it deserves.
about five decades
ago, it remains as relevant
to-day as it was then. This
paper examines the trilogy as Anand's protest
against the exploitation of the peasant
whom he describes as the "most important man in India."
Thematically conceived as an epic, the trilogy
is a great artistic
achievement. Anand's magnum opus is a peasant saga par excellence.
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