Myth and Love: A Popular Sensation as Seen in the Works of Amish Tripathi and Chetan Bhagat

Laxmi Dhar Dwivedi


This paper entitled “‘Myth and Love’ – A Popular Sensation: As seen in the Works of Amish Tripathi and Chetan Bhagat”, focuses on the affect and effect of popular culture in India and the cultural issues which are showcased through the selected novels. The notion of Myth and Love has undergone an immense change in this modern world of the Millennials. Chetan Bhagat and Amish Tripathi who belong to the Generation X have thoroughly introspected in to the mind set of Generation Y and Z. They have found the intriguing nature of the modern life, which often craves for an out of the world experience filled with adrenaline rush. The modern society craves for a fantasy which they can dwell upon but at the same time they want to be connected with reality. Love is no more pure and forever as speculated by many till now. It has become a fleeting emotion than a lifelong commitment as shown in Bhagat’s “Half Girlfriend” and myth doesn’t mean stories of Gods and Demons anymore. It can be the storey of a great human being raised to the position of a God, as seen in Tripathi’s “The Immortals of Meluha”. This is what popular culture emphasises upon, a mix between what’s popular and the need of the hour; which it showcased in the works of Tripathi and Bhagat.

Keywords: Myth, Love, Millennials, Modern, Popular Culture.

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-5-03

Publication date:March 31st 2019

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