Mental Illness - An Illness to Well-Being Towards Children: Reference to socio-political violence in literature

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Sri Sakuntala S
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8191-9187
Sarakanam Srinivas
D. Sudarsana Murthy
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3970-0878
Monika Gadre
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6900-9922
Jolly Masih
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8420-1517

Abstract

This research paper explores the adverse impact of socio-political turmoil that has long been in existence in Assam society on the psyche of children with reference to Aruni Kashyap's The House with a Thousand Stories. 


This research aims to identify and understand the various psychological issues that children are subject to in a society when it is afflicted with socio-political turmoil and its consequent violence unleashed on people due to the armed struggle of the ULFA and the repressive administration of the state. The objectives of this research are (i) to study the characterization of Mamoni and Mridul, (ii) to understand and analyse the impact of socio-political turmoil on the psyche of children with reference to the above-chosen characters, (iii) to explore the connectivity between the narrative and the author’s political inclination in the novel, and (iv) to understand how objectively the historical incidents were reflected in the novel. The research is carried out by studying the chosen primary source against the pragmatic concepts of psychologists, journalists, social activists, and significant historical facts that appeared in reliable data sources such as journals, web studies, newspapers, and other publications. In conclusion, this research sheds light on the profound psychological repercussions experienced by children in Assam society amidst socio-political turmoil, as exemplified in Aruni Kashyap's "The House with a Thousand Stories." By delving into the characters of Mamoni and Mridul, analyzing the intricate interplay between narrative and political inclinations, and objectively examining historical incidents reflected in the novel, this study not only enhances our comprehension of the multifaceted impact on the psyche of children but also contributes valuable insights for policymakers, educators, and communities striving to address and mitigate the enduring consequences of such tumultuous environments on the younger generation.

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S, S. S., Srinivas, S. ., Murthy, D. S. ., Gadre, M. ., & Masih, J. . (2024). Mental Illness - An Illness to Well-Being Towards Children: Reference to socio-political violence in literature. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management. https://doi.org/10.24083/apjhm.v19i1.2759
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Author Biographies

Sri Sakuntala S, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (Deemed to be University), Guntur,  India

Research Scholar, Department of English, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (Deemed to be University), Guntur, India

Sarakanam Srinivas, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (Deemed to be University), Guntur, India

Associate Professor, Department of CSE, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (Deemed to be University), Guntur, A.P, India

D. Sudarsana Murthy, Department of Management, School of Management and Commerce, Brainware University, Barasat Campus, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Professor, Department of Management, School of Management and Commerce, Brainware University, Barasat Campus, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Monika Gadre, Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune, India

Assistant Professor, Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune, India

Jolly Masih, School of Management, BML Munjal University, Gurugram, Haryana, India

Assistant Professor, School of Management, BML Munjal University, Gurugram, Haryana, India