Literary perspective

The short story “Another Community” by Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Narayan belongs to the modernist movement in literature. Modernist stories tend to explore issues that can be seen in real life, such as important historical events. In “Another Community”, the author explores the tension between Indians and Pakistanis right before the beginning of the Indo-Pakistani war of 1947. 

Then, modernist stories rely on the use of symbols. This feature is also noticeable in “Another Community”, where the main character symbolizes the consequences of mob mentality. Modernist fiction often uses the first-person narration, like in “Another Community” and sometimes can switch to a different point of view. While the story begins in first-person, the...

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