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Oppression and Exploitation of Humans in the Works of Toni Morrison and Mahasweta Devi | Review Article

Alka .*, Sanjay Kumar Misra, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


There is a lot of similarity between the Afro-American literature produced by Toni Morrison and the tribal literature produced by Mahasweta Devi. Both the writers, through belonging to different continents exhibit tremendous concern for the marginals and the subalterns in their works. As a matter of fact, oppression and exploitation of humans is universal across the board. Torture and rape of women coming from the lower strata of society, and forcing of labour upon the men and their subjection to thrashing and killing have been going ever since the beginning of human society. Nobody knows when it will cease. The present paper makes an attempt to compare the nature of exploitation and oppression of the subaltern people, both men and women folks in the writings of Toni Morrison and Mahasweta Devi.