Impact of Technology on Human Values in Manjula Padmanabhan’s Play Harvest: A Study

Authors

  • Priyanka Loni Department of English KSAWU Vijayapura-586105

Keywords:

Globalisation, Technology, First (rich) and Third (poor) world nation, Dystopian and Utopian.

Abstract

Globalisation led to exponential growth of technology in late 20th century and has witnessed unprecedented advancement in field of electronics. The writer fictionally depicted illicit trade between the first and third world nation by organ (re)plantation and exploiting them respectively. The technological impact is mainly analysed in three ways and are as follows; firstly, health of donors, secondly morality or ethics in relationships, thirdly the everyday lifestyle of the people .At climax many spilled beans and misinterpretation occurs amongst cast of play, ultimately wrong person was scapegoated and becomes victim. The author dystopian vision of play and marvelously etching the plot in a utopian manner is eye catching for readers. The author gestured more on human values than education and no spoiler in between play, besides also reveals wicked agenda between first and third world nation and its modus operandi through anonymous syndicate.

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Published

2023-10-30

How to Cite

Impact of Technology on Human Values in Manjula Padmanabhan’s Play Harvest: A Study. (2023). Knowledgeable Research: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2(03), 1-9. https://knowledgeableresearch.com/index.php/1/article/view/166

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