George Orwell’s Animal Farm – A Review by Anupam Singh
Animal Farm, written by George Orwell is a classic attempt at documenting class-conflict, a subject where we still lack real clarity. Societal evolution and scientific advancement have not yet provided human beings with the so-called “ideal” society philosophers and thinkers have so fondly talked of.
The allegorical dystopia, Animal Farm leaves you pondering over some inescapable questions, “Is classless society an oxymoron? ..Is Ramrajya an elusive dream limited to the texts? ..Is true republic a misnomer? ..and is Utopia nothing more than an impractical theory?”
What I’m firmly convinced is that democracy – whatever the limitations or challenges it has – is the best form of governance. And a diverse society ruled unfettered by one particular ‘-ism’ can never be self-sustaining.
Animal Farm is disdainfully true even in today’s times and with the quality of satire that George Orwell delivers, he is England’s very own Harishankar Parsai.
Note:- Seeing strong parallels, we extensively quoted Animal Farm during the days when the dirty controversy had erupted in Aam Aadmi Party.