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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He wore home spun khaddar. It’s definitely a ‘literary manifesto to point out an Indian way of appropriating English Language which was a brabe work during pre-independence of India. This novel is a complete mixture of Religion,Mythology and History. Athar Malik 18 December at Having a woman narrate these happenings, grounds the novel in the everyday fears and worries of the womenfolk.

Unknown 20 December at Yeah,really it’s very easy to understand bcs u used basic words of language.

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. Ranga Ravi Narayana Reddy Y. As the narrator tells us of the approaching monsoon, you can almost hear the rumbling of the clouds and the whoosh of the wind.

Kanthapura by Raja Rao

He was punished for three months rigorous imprisonment. Here the community is the protagonist. I don’t even daja where to begin to explain exactly why I hate this book so much. In he received the prestigious International Neustadt Prize for Literature.


As she becomes the leader when moorthy was arrested. The characters, the language, the prose and the stroyline are all so difficult to follow, but at the same time they evoke these s It is such a difficult read, been almost a year and I still can’t finish it.

The British government accuses Moorthy of provoking the townspeople to inflict violence and arrests him. Our narrator, a village wise woman, cultural repository who indeed knows the village of Kanthapura inside and out, backwards and forwards, is a master kznthapura the run-on sentence, the breathlessness of it, and hers should be filed along with that set of aesthetically astounding descriptions of violence, and she can list a list right in along with those run-ons!

Trus, kenapa hanya dua bintang? Refresh and try again. Arrest of the satyagrhis, and police brutality to women became a part of the everyday life of the people in Kanthapura.

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Thanks for pointing the mistakes. Feb 12, Belinda rated it kanthaura not like it Shelves: Narayan’s tales about a few people living in Malgudi, this is the tale of the town I remember driving along the road from K.

Abdul Jaleel 3 June at The fights between mahatma and british draws the picture of the fight between Rama and Ravana, between the forces of good and evil like Krishna against aro Kalia or Kansa, Prahlad against his own father, Harishchandra against the Asuras, Besides, the mahatma is Mohan Krishna sla Loved reading Kanthapura.


Log In Sign Up. At the same time, I just wish it was as good a read as Malgudi series, and it’s here this book is so far away from the latter. It churns and splashes, beats against the treetops, reckless and wilful, and suddenly floating forwards, it bucks back and spits forward and pours down upon the green, weak coffee leaves, thumping them down to the earth.


Pancholi Hardik 11 December at Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a kqnthapura link. Patel Venkatraman Ramakrishnan K. They all share a plot which spirals towards a clash between the police and workers, with a power balance so great that the outcome is foreordained.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This turned the village priest, a Brahmin, against him who complained to the swami who was a supporter of foreign government and Moorthy was ex-communicated.

Padma Bhushan award recipients — May 03, Vaidya rated it really liked it. A few people in the village declare their loyalty to Gandhi’s Congress movement, and over the course of the novel most of them join.

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