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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Back cover copy This is the story of how Ghandi’s kanthapurra for independence from the British came to a typical village, Kanthapura, in South India.

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Raja Rao 8 November — 8 July was an Indian writer of English-language novels and short stories, whose works are deeply rooted in Metaphysics. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As a Gandhian economic programme Moorthy distributes chakras among the village women and inspires them to spin chakras and weave cloth. He participated in the Quit India Movement of Log In Sign Up. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.


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The village is believed to be protected by a local deity named Kenchamma. Srinivasan George Sudarshan M. Ramachandran Khushwant Lal Wig. Women also play exceptional role in the Satyagraha. Padma Bhushan award recipients — The novel has the flavor of an epic as it emerges through the eyes of a delightful old woman who comments with wisdom and humor on the variety and complexity of village life. Retrieved 17 June He begins living a Gandhian lifestyle, wearing home-spun khaddar and discarded foreign clothes and speaking out against the caste system.

Umashankar JoshiK. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The novel ends with Moorthy and the town looking janthapura the future and planning to continue their fight for independence. As a reader, however, it was really difficult to get into this book, perhaps because of the overflow of characters and the trickiness of keeping track who was who.


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Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Kanthapura is a household of characters.

Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. He studied French language and literature, and later at the Sorbonne in Paris, he explored the Indian influence on Irish literature.

Oxford University Press, They face police brutality, including assault and rape, when the village is attacked and burned. Literature portal India portal.

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The dramatic tale kkanthapura in a poetic, almost mythical style which conveys as never before the rich textures of Indian rural life. Ranga Ravi Narayana Reddy Y. Krishnaswamy Rao Pattadakal Venkanna R. Remember me on this computer.