Theme of Loneliness in Anuradha Roy’s The Folded Earth: A Psychological Study

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Shereen Zaidi, Nitin Bhatnagar


Loneliness is a feeling in which makes a person feel lack of togetherness with others. In this state, whether a person is alone or in company with others, feels emptiness. If this condition persists for a long time, its consequences can be disastrous, mentally as well as physically. Loneliness is a serious problem of the 21st century and is the cause of suffering for many people today. Many psychologists and scholars have discussed its causes and ways to come out of its cluthes. Anuradha Roy, in her novel “The Folded Earth” has raised the social as well as psychological concerns related to loneliness. The present paper is an attempt to study not only its implications in the novel, but also to explore its causes and ways to deal with in real life. This research can be helpful especially for loners to understand their loneliness and recognize how it can be overcome

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