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Novels Society And History

Question 3:

Write a note on:

(a) The Oriya novel

(b) Jane Austen’s portrayal of women

(c) The picture of the new middle class which the novel Pariksha-Guru portrays.

Answer:

(a) In 1877-78, Ramashankar Ray started to serialise the first Oriya novel, “Saudamini”; but it remained incomplete. Orissa’s first major novelist was Fakir Mohon Senapati. He wrote “Chaa Mana Atha Guntha” that deals with land and its possession. This novel illustrated that rural issues could be an important part of urban concerns.

(b) Austen portrayed the lives of women of genteel rural societ…

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