Muhammad Naeem deposited Social and Cultural Mobility in Umrao Jan Ada in the group Settler Colonialism on Humanities Commons 1 year, 1 month ago
To determine the social status of a person, Sorokin coined the idea of social space. This theme is useful in analyzing the relative position of a person in her/his group and her/his horizontal or vertical movement within and to other groups. Novel is a symbolic space, which makes possible for writers to construct the relative social status of characters. The position given to a character and her/his mobility may be studied in light of Sorokin’s ideas. It may help us in understanding the role of economy in achieving the agency implied by the social mobility in Umrao Jan Ada.