Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Batta, Dr. Ajoy


Documentation Of The Soviet Soul: An Evaluation Of The Works Of Svetlana Alexievich

Dr. Ajoy Batta; Garima Sharma; Dr. Pavitar Parkash Singh

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 6141-6144

The present research focuses on the evaluation of the works of Svetlana Alexievich in context to the subject of representation of the Soviet man in her texts. Alexievich writes non-fiction and has written five major works that are collectively called the Voices of Utopia. The soviet soul which remains unrepresented because of the political oppression they faced find a voice in her texts. These texts inherently are in the form of documentation of the narratives of the people who were a part of the Soviet Union, and focuses on the major historical events and their impacts on the lives of the people. Following the Russian tradition of writing, the historical events coincide with the people getting majorly affected in their personal and collective lives. These collective documentations give us an understanding of the struggles of the common man which do not find representation in any of the history text books. There are only grand narratives of the nation available in various texts, but nothing in the sort of Alexievich’s representation. The history of the common people is under consideration in this paper through the works of Alexievich.