Violence: an Unavoidable Conditionofhumanexistence |
Though all theserepresentations of violence, communalism is established as a fact that leads todehumanization, shrinkages of human sympathies and snapping of meaningfulcommunication between the people. They recognize it as a brute force thatcreated disjunction between passion and reason, between man and society, manand nature, and man and civilization. However, in most of these writers, thesefeatures of communalism get delineated more as descriptive set-pieces than asconsciously and analytically thought of manifestations. Despite the dialecticalnature of violence and its representation through the binary structures,yielding multiplicity of analyses and arguments about violence, it is believedthat creative effort of each writer was underlain by one single motif, that is,to expose and lay bare the subterfuges of human nature and project them on tothe world of fiction. This implication of vital human significance has lent auniversal appeal to the Indo-English fiction of partition violence and it isthis that is proposed as the subject of investigation in the subsequentsection.