CRISES OF ‘CROSSING THE BOUNDARIES’ AND ‘DISTORTED IDENTITIES’ IN ARUNDHATI ROY’S THE GOD OF S MALL THINGS By Christuraj. A

Even a bird’s eye view of “The God of Small Things” would give an impression to any ordinary normal reader that the novel is filled with crises of Personal, Psychological, Moral, Social, Cultural, Political and Economic nature. Indeed, these cannot be compartmentalized as all these are intertwined and intermingled. If one critically analyzes th e whole work line by line and word by word one could come to the understanding that the crisis is of two categories i.e. ‘Small Category’ and ‘Big Category’. Ammu, the divorced mother of Rahel and Estha, for instance, is crushed between the crisis of mortifying-motherly-instinct, vulnerably-feminine-instinct and culpably -violent-instinct. She had faced the personal crisis of being betrayed and sold by h er husband Baba. Baba was a ‘ full-blown al coholic’.

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