Social Realism: Defination, Background and Basic Discusion


  • Muhammad Dawood Rahat Ph.D Scholar, Department of Urdu, University of Sargodha


Social Realism , Basics, Defination, Background, Urdu literature, Criticism, Progressive, Symbolism, Imagism


Social realism is a powerful artistic movement that began in the early 20th century as a response to societal and political changes. It's a form of expression that seeks to portray the gritty reality of life, particularly the lives of the working class and marginalized groups. The aim is to highlight issues such as poverty, inequality, and injustice, often with a focus on authenticity and truthfulness in human experiences. This movement has roots in the 19th century with artists like Gustave Courbet and Honoré Daumier, who depicted everyday life and social issues. It gained momentum during the Great Depression, with artists like Diego Rivera and Dorothea Lange using their work to shed light on the struggles of ordinary people. Social realism serves not just as a mirror to society but also as a catalyst for social change, encouraging viewers to empathize and engage with the depicted realities.





How to Cite

Rahat, M. D. (2024). Social Realism: Defination, Background and Basic Discusion. Tahqeeq-O-Tajzia, 2(01), 41–53. Retrieved from