Hunger by Jayanta Mahapatra – Summaries and Questions Answers

Jayant Mahapatra’s poems explore the influence of local realities in creating the depth of one’s feeling and sensitivity. ‘Hunger’ is a poem about the degraded condition of people who live below the poverty line. The poem explores the degradation of humanity in poverty when the next meal is doubtful. Hunger can make one compromise on moral values, human relationships and companionship. This is the underlying lesson of the poem.