In the novel "Our Lady of Alice Bhatti", the novelist depicts
the worse and pitiable plight of the lower classes living on
the edges of marginality. The story is narrated through the perspective of a
young Christian nurse and her 'choorah' family. Her oppression may well be
interpreted as an instance of a class struggle between the capitalist and the
proletariat. The study contends that religious and gender discrimination is, in
some ways, the by-product of an uneven economic system and hegemonic
capitalistic power structures. Basic tenets of Marxist theory are employed as
a theoretical framework to conduct the research in a systematic way. The
study reveals that the ideologies of creed, caste and colour are very often
used as capitalistic tools to divide human beings, especially the lower classes.
It suggests that there is a dire need for educating the people on how to come
together simply for what they actually are.
1-Nazakat : Lecturer, Department of English, Hazara University Mansehra, KP, Pakistan.2-Muhammad Imran : Assistant Professor, Department of English, Government College Havelian KP, Pakistan.3-Adil Khan : Lecturer, Department of Pakistan Studies, Hazara University, Mansehra, KP, Pakistan.