Financial and Psychosocial Entrapment in Aravind Adiga’s Selection Day

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Saty Dev Prajapati


The present paper deals with Aravind Adiga’s fourth novel Selection Day based on extraordinary panorama of cricket game. Financial condition of the poor and bourgeois is responsible for their future planning, decision in studies and the way of life at the same time the struggle of middle and lower-class people ensnare them into psychosocial entrapments. Aravind Adiga’s Selection Day contains financial and psycho-social entrapment of Kumar Family. By the help of cricket game the writer aesthetically webs the themes of unexplored sexuality, unsatisfied desires and all the aspects of the struggle faced in the life of Radha and Manju. Eric Erikson has propounded the stages of psychosocial development, the protagonist of this novel endeavors to uplift his life therefore he passes throw these stages. His theory is adhered to Sigmund Freud’s theory of Psychoanalysis. Money minded father and psychologically traumatized sons are working day and night for golden future in the vast area of corrupt capitalist immoral society therefore this novel is a harsh criticism of money possessiveness of games and people’s different point of view regarding national glory.


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Saty Dev Prajapati. “Financial and Psychosocial Entrapment in Aravind Adiga’s Selection Day”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 7, no. 3, June 2022, pp. 117-21, doi:10.53032/tcl.2022.7.3.14.
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