There is more to Raja Rao’s book than a morality tale. It is written in an elegant style verging on poetry; it has all the content of an ancient Indian classic. Kanthapura [Raja Rao] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Kanthapura has been described as one of the most satisfying of all modern Indian. Raja Rao, Kanthapura () Kanthapura tells the story of villagers fighting British colonialism in India. In the first couple of pages of the book, the narrator.

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Zen and rwo Birds of Appetite Thomas Merton. Ramachandran Khushwant Lal Wig. The narrator is an old woman, imbued with the legendary history of the region, who knows the past of all the characters and comments on their actions with sharp-eyed wisdom.

Dhar Jyotindra Nath Dixit M. He begins living a Gandhian lifestyle, wearing home-spun khaddar and discarded foreign clothes and speaking out against the caste system. Umashankar JoshiK.

Kanthapura : Indian Novel

As a Gandhian economic programme Moorthy distributes chakras among the village women and inspires them to spin chakras and weave cloth.


During —32 he contributed four articles written in Kannada for Jaya Karnatakaan influential journal. After graduating from the University of Madrashaving majored in English and history, he won the Asiatic Scholarship of the Government of Hyderabad infor study abroad.

He studied French language and literature, and later at the Sorbonne in Paris, he explored the Indian influence on Irish literature. He was the eldest of 9 siblings, having seven sisters and a brother named Yogeshwara Ananda.

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In — he co-edited with Ahmad Ali a journal from Bombay called Tomorrow. Though the committee is willing to pay his bail, Moorthy refuses their money. Shantaram Shivkumar Sharma Umayalpuram K. April Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Mahatma Gandhi plays a significant role in the novel, Kathapura. Confessions of a Mask Yukio Mishima.

Rao returned to the theme of Gandhism in the short story collection The Cow of the Barricades The British government accuses Moorthy of provoking the townspeople to inflict violence and arrests him.

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Back cover copy This is the story of how Ghandi’s struggle for independence from the British came to a typical village, Kanthapura, in South India. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Rao borrows the style and structure from Indian vernacular tales and folk-epic.


When Moorthy arrives, he is beaten by the policeman Bade Khan, but the coolies stand up for Moorthy and beat Bade Khan – an action for which they are then thrown out of the estate. The marriage lasted until Throughout the novel, all we get to know is about the works which he does and about his struggles.

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His mother, Gauramma, was a homemaker who died when Raja Rao was 4 years old. Moorthy continues his fight against injustice and social inequality and becomes a staunch ally of Gandhi. As a reader, however, it was really difficult to get into this book, perhaps because of the overflow of characters and the trickiness rwja keeping track who was who. Ramanujan Cuckold by Kiran Nagarkar