IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
B. Balaji Reddy, M.M. Gopi
Untouchable is Mulk Raj Anands first novel and it brought to him immense popularity and prestige. This novel shows the realistic picture of society. In this novel Anand has portrayed a picture of untouchable who is sweeper boy. This character is the representative of all down trodden society in pre-independence of India. . With Bakha, the central character, there are other characters who also suffer because of their lower caste. The present paper of us is concerned with evils of untouchability and the need for radical empathy.