The theme of Kanthapura is the unification of different Indian castes under a Gandhian system of social justice during the fight against British rule of India. At the. Raja Rao’s first novel Kanthapura () is the story of a village in south India named Kanthapura. The novel is narrated in the form of a. This is the story of how Mahatma Gandhi’s struggle for independence from the British came to a typical village, Kanthapura, in South India. This edition includes .

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In Bombay, he was also associated with Chetanaa cultural society for the propagation of Indian thought and values. Neustadt International Prize for Literature Laureates.

Kanthapura is a household of characters.


As she becomes the leader when moorthy was arrested. 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 ny and complexity of village life.

Mustafijur Rahman 9 September at This edition includes extensive notes on Indian myths, religion, social customs, and the Independence movement which fill out the background for the American reader’s more complete understanding and enjoyment.

Rao was educated at a Muslim school, the Madarsa-e-Aliya in Hyderabad. The writing is more in line with regional writers like Shivaram Karanth, S.

He does not appear in the novel as in person. Mar 14, Victoria victoriashaz rated it did not like it.


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An Anthology Tomorrow —44 Whither India? Zola’s Germinal about a strike at a French coal mine, or Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle about a strike by migrant farm workers. It’s ME 11 February at Unlike, other accounts of freedom struggle, the novel hits you not because you see tremendous sacrifice and acts of bravery, but because you see small sacrifices and small acts of kindness mingled with doubt and fear.

Tale twined in the village of Kanthapura a real microcosm of India with its casteist village, built-around temple politics, villainous Mohammedan Police man and the christian colonialists.

Rao borrows the style and structure from Indian vernacular tales and folk-epic. Retrieved from ” https: Taking the responsibility of the violent actions happened at the estate; Moorthy went on a three day long fasting and came out victorious and morally elated. Words tumble in great succession and bring alive the town and people of Kanthapura. The story is seen from the perspective of a small Mysore village in South India.

I’m having my exam tomorrow and was finding the novel very tiring especially the names of the characters so hard to pronounce being flustered at the same time. Abdul Jaleel 3 June at But given that the narrator is an old woman, it fits.

Pancholi Hardik 11 December at Feb 08, Saurabh Agarwal rated it really liked it. Gill Hafiz Mohamad Ibrahim H. The characters, the language, the prose and the stroyline are all so difficult to follow, but at the same time they evoke raaja scenes right in front of you, particularly if you’ve been to one of the quaint towns in South India. Discarded foreign clothes and fought against untouchability.


Dengan resiko terbuang dari kastanya dan dimusuhi oleh orang-orang berpengaruh, gerakan dan cita-cita Moorthy menyebar hingga ke wilayah-wilayah di sekitar desanya. Unknown 22 June at Moorthy, the central figure of the novel is an eminent follower of Gandhi and his ideas.

He is loved by many, even the pariahs love him.

Finally I have decided to call quits on it now. Mushtaq dar 10 January at There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This page was last edited on 14 Octoberra Narayan’s tales about a few people living in Malgudi, this is the tale of the town itself – its quiet ways, its characters, and then its non-violent uprising against British rule, the uprising being crushed, and the people having to abandon the town.

Lebih kepada bahasa yg digunakan. Our narrator, a village wise woman, cultural repository who indeed knows the village of Kanthapura inside and out, backwards and forwards, is a master of kanyhapura run-on sentence, the breathlessness of it, and hers should be filed along with that kanthhapura of aesthetically astounding descriptions of violence, and she can list a list right in along with those run-ons!