Rather than being a traditional novel with a neat linear structure and compact plot , Kanthapura follows the oral tradition of Indian sthala-purana, or legendary. Kanthapura is a novel written in the style of the oral traditions of India. Narrated in flashbacks by a woman named Achakka, the story discusses Gandhi’s passive. Kanthapura: Indian Novel (New Directions Paperbook) [Raja Rao] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Raja Rao’s Kanthapura is one of the.

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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.

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Later he depicted the breakdown of their marriage in The Serpent and the Rope. Only the patel of the village stays back there and other people settle in some other village.

Sign In Sign Up. The fights between nnovel and british draws the picture of the fight between Rama and Ravana, between the forces of good and evil like Krishna against the Kalia or Kansa, Prahlad against his own father, Harishchandra against the Asuras, Besides, the mahatma is Mohan Krishna sla Loved reading Kanthapura.

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Acc This is a shining example of the kind of books that professors set for mandatory reading that make you want to scratch your own eyeballs out with a rolling pin. It offers a deeply rutted path for younger writers to follow, bumping along. Then drops fall, big as noveel thumb … the earth itself seems to heave up and cheep in the monsoon rains. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Hanya saja, jadi agak susah mendapatkan gambaran di benak gw perihal peristiwa yg sedang digambarkan pengarang. It was also innovative in terms of the development of Indian fiction in English. But not so much that there was no pleasure left! The writing is more in line with regional writers like Shivaram Karanth, S. Retrieved July 21, Zola’s Germinal about a strike at a French coal mine, or Steinbeck’s Movel Dubious Battle about a nogel by migrant farm workers.


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 the run-on sentence, the breathlessness of it, and hers should be filed along with that set of aesthetically astounding descriptions of ,anthapura, and she can list a list right in along with those run-ons! The women hide out in sugarcane fields as they watch their neighbors and party-members get slaughtered, and as they begin to flee Kanthapura, Rachi decides to burn the village down.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. However, this book may seem a little boring because of less use of ‘fullstops’ and extreme use of ‘and’. An Indian writer using mysticism to explore the spiritual unity of east and west”. The dramatic tale unfolds in a poetic, almost mythical style which conveys as never before the rich textures of Indian rural life. Please try again later. Such is the power of not just Raja Rao’s words, but the way the words are strung together.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. But Bhatta despises Gandhism, for his business runs on high-interest loans to small farmers who sell their rice to city-people.

Feb 22, Inrisrini rated it liked it. The narrative cuts to the Skeffington Estate, where the kanthhapura convinces coolie workers from impoverished villages around India to come do backbreaking work in horrible conditions kanthapuraa the estate. What I personally liked the most that in this novel, the grand harikathas finely blend politics with religious and mythology.

During his cremation, the Himavathy River overflows and swallows his ashes. Despite that, the themes and development are similar, and if you appreciate one, you’ll appreciate the others. Impact of gandhi on writer is clearly shown in the novel.

His revolutionary ideas are a challenge to the Brahmin upper caste and to those in league with British colonial rule. Nonviolent Power in Action. Endingnya epic, gw harus mengakui. No trivia or quizzes novfl. He begins living a Gandhian lifestyle, wearing home-spun khaddar and discarded foreign clothes and speaking out against the caste system.

The main character of the novel, Moorthyis a young Brahmin who leaves for the city to study, where he becomes familiar with Gandhian philosophy. The characters, the language, the prose and the stroyline are all so difficult to follow, but at the same time they evoke these scenes right in front of you, particularly if you’ve been to one of the quaint towns in South India.


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. The triumvirate—which included RK Narayan and Mulk Raj Anand—were all born in the first decade of the twentieth century, and expired softly about a hundred years later. The next week, the villagers repeat their protest, encountering various people from the region who proclaim their oppression under British rule and ask Moorthy to help them.

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. Asher Abhimanyu Unnuth Jul 04, Sophiealka rated it really liked it. Patel Venkatraman Ramakrishnan K.


Kanthapura, the village of women, that is ancient and yet current, and its people, who continue to inhabit the India of today. The writing is very lyrical and poetic. The British government accuses Moorthy of provoking the townspeople to inflict violence and arrests him. This book can be annoying for few readers but I did not mind the experimentation by Raja Rao.

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Besides the few brahmins who still oppose the Gandhi movement, the villagers refuse to cooperate with the government, which infuriates the police kkanthapura leads them to more and more aggressive tactics.