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Neglect of the Elderly in Bibhutibhusan Bandopadhyay's Novel Pather Pachali

Author Affiliations

  • 1Michael Madhusudan Memorial College, Durgapur. West Bengal, India

Res. J. Language and Literature Sci., Volume 7, Issue (2), Pages 17-19, May,19 (2020)

Abstract

Over the last 30 years, there has been a growing emphasis in old age problems. Old age care has become a matter of concern in our country. Now-a-days all of us are acquainted with old age homes. Elderly adults are shifting to old age homes for various reasons. And the reasons behind the increasing number of old age homes are the problems of the elderly adults and their care. Sometimes old age problems are represented through literature. In this article I shall highlight on a novel which represents the pictures of neglect or lack of care of the old widow, Indir Thakrun in Bibhutibhusan Bandopadhyay's novel, Pather Pachali. Physical and emotional neglect can lead an elderly adult to death. The great writer Bibhutibhusan Bandopadhyay created the role of the old widow, Indir Thakrun in this novel and successfully portrayed the worst consequences of neglect of the elderly.

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