The Parrot in the Cage by Mulk Raj Anand

In The Parrot in the Cage by Mulk Raj Anand we have the theme of conflict, desperation, loneliness, hopelessness and struggle. Taken from his Selected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Anand may be exploring the theme of conflict. Rukmaniai […]

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Duty by Mulk Raj Anand

In Duty by Mulk Raj Anand we have the theme of corruption, control, power, commitment, greed, selfishness, responsibility and self-importance. Taken from his Selected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Anand may be exploring the theme of corruption. Mangal is not against […]

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The Gold Watch by Mulk Raj Anand

In The Gold Watch by Mulk Raj Anand we have the theme of control, innocence, anxiety, acceptance, disappointment, change and connection. Taken from his Selected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Anand may be exploring the theme of control. Srijut is totally reliant […]

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The Liar by Mulk Raj Anand

In The Liar by Mulk Raj Anand we have the theme of storytelling, friendship, innocence, respect and jealousy. Taken from his Selected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a young boy called Acha and after reading the story the reader realises that Anand may be exploring the theme of storytelling.  Labhu has the ability […]

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The Barber’s Trade Union by Mulk Raj Anand

In The Barber’s Trade Union by Mulk Raj Anand we have the theme of class, appearance, alienation, arrogance, ingenuity, independence, admiration, respect, control and freedom. Taken from his Selected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a young unnamed boy and after reading the story the reader realises that Anand may be exploring the theme […]

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A Pair of Mustachios by Mulk Raj Anand

In A Pair of Mustachios by Mulk Raj Anand we have the theme of pride, class, conformity, acceptance, tradition and freedom. Taken from his Selected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Anand may be exploring the theme of pride. Khan though not […]

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The Lost Child by Mulk Raj Anand

In The Lost Child by Mulk Raj Anand we have the theme of desire, materialism, connection, kindness, desperation, acceptance and security. Taken from his Selected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Anand may be exploring the theme of desire. The young […]

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