The Mark Of Vishnu
Khushwant Singh is an Indian short-story writer, novelist, lawyer, politician, journalist, and diplomat. He won the Padma Vibhushan Award in 2007.
About the story
The story ‘The Mark of Vishnu’ was published in The Mark of Vishnu and other stories in 1950.
This is a fictional story that is told from the third-person point of view. It depicts the consequences of blindfolded beliefs and superstition.
There is a clash between old and new generations, science and superstition, traditional outlook and modern outlook, rational thoughts and irrational thoughts, and knowledge and blind faith.
The story revolves around Gunga Ram, a group of four boys and a science teacher at school.
The main theme of the story is superstition, blind faith, illiteracy, and ignorance.