Representation of Illegitimate Affairs: A Study of Chaman Nahal’s The Gandhi Quartet


Ms. Sudha Devi Shanmugam, Ph. D Research Scholar
Department of English, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India.
Dr. Kannadhasan Manimurasu, Assistant Professor
Department of English, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India.


In Chaman Nahal’s The Gandhi Quartet. illegal relationships assume a crucial part in the fictionalization of numerous authentic and political occasions of Indian history from 1915 to 1952.They are utilized predominantly to fill in as an artistic method to lessen the characters to simple humans by depicting them as being not able to oppose the enticements of their lustful cravings, along these lines keeping them from being romanticized and causing them to show up as standard individuals, not as demi-divine beings. Yet, for their unlawful relationships, every one of the noticeable characters, particularly Gandhi’s adherents, specifically Sunil, Kusum, Raja Vishal Chand, Vikram and Rahena would have showed up so great. Another reason that illegal issues serve in the epic novel is the impression of socially inadmissible types of man-lady relationship like elopement, free love, inbreeding and live-in winning both in Indian culture just as in British society during the hour of Indian opportunity development.