Summary of Chapter Two of The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The system of caste in India is a bond of union, but splits up the society into sections. It revolves around the society's idea of what's
"clean" and "pure". It exists not only in the form of Touchability and
Untouchability but also gender difference and marital status. In
Kerala, the setting for The God of Small Things, the caste system is deep-rooted; it has been made rigid by time and proliferated by the colonial rule. As a result, inevitably, the caste system greatly impacts the lives of the leading characters in the novel: Estha and
Rahel, Ammu and Velutha. In my essay, I am going to explore the nature of the caste system and whom it affects.
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He worked late. He caught fish in the river and cooked it on an open fire. He slept outdoors, on the banks of the river." When "Mammachi rehired Velutha as the factory carpenter and put him in charge of general maintenance", despite having disappeared mysteriously for four years, "It caused a great deal of resentment among the other Touchable factory workers because, according to them, Paravans were not meant to be carpenters. And