Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

Desire And Despair In The Golden Gate Of Vikram Seth

Dr. J. Giftlin Iyadurai


The novels of Vikram Seth has multiple layers of themes but his theme of love poetry entirely different in nature and treatment from his other themes. He does not present only the beautiful and romantic side of love rather he talks about the unsatisfied desires which lead his lovers to despair and loses their emotional balance in life and becomes a victim. Love, being the basic desire of the universe, plays an important role in the life of every individual. The omnipresent and omnipotent love, is the cause of the growth of this universe and every living being of it. Desire of love ties us all together. Everything and everyone who has taken or takes and will take birth on this earth, is born without religion but not without love. But the study of this research is focused on love between lovers. The desire is the cause of every pain. When desire is not properly satisfied or fulfilled it causes despair, frustration, separation. N nothing remains in the life of a lover except darkness, despair, sorrow and negativity. At this stage nothing remains good or positive for them.

Pages: 3409-3415

Keywords: Desire, Love, Lovers, Separation, rejection, Despair.

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