THE SOCIAL IDENTITY OF MUMBAI CHAWLS IN KIRAN NAGARKAR’S RAVAN AND EDDIE
Kiran Nagarkar captures the essence of contemporary social reality while also being able to present the realities as critical commentaries. The Indian society is unique in its diversity. The social institution itself is a mash-up of various cultural, religious, and linguistic groups of people. Those people want to live proper life in exacting, still following more than a few decades of freedom. Kiran Nagarkar’s novel Ravan and Eddie, explores the role play of a significant part in addressing the subject of poverty in Mumbai chawls. This research expects to efficiently portray the tragic plights as well as condition of survival of characters. People’s lives in chawls are terrible. The protagonist of this novel Ravan, the son of conventional Hindu parents, and Eddie, the son of Roman Catholic parents, mutiny alongside poverty by means of their actions. They see the world from side to side the lens of understanding, as it appears from the self’s encounter by means of the world outside.
Social, Cultural, Identity, Chawls, Poverty.