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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Help Center Find new research papers in: Asher Abhimanyu Unnuth Posthumous conferral — — — — — — — Remember me on this computer. Sahitya Akademi Award for English. But it is found that Bhatta, who is yet another character in ro story, tries to excommunicate Moorthy because he mingles with the Pariahs and the untouchables. Inafter raaja divorce from Katherine, Rao married his third wife, Susan Vaught, whom he met when she was a student at the University of Texas in the s.

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Retrieved 9 July As a Gandhian economic programme Moorthy distributes chakras among the village women and inspires them to spin chakras and weave cloth. The novel Kanthapura was an account of the impact of Gandhi ‘s teaching on nonviolent resistance against the British. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The marriage lasted until The Best Books of Heartbroken to hear this, Moorthy’s mother Narasamma dies.

Srinivasa IyengarK. The British government accuses Moorthy of provoking the townspeople to inflict violence kanthapufa arrests him. The novel is narrated in the form of a Sthala Purana by an old woman of the village, Achakka.

New Seeds of Contemplation Thomas Merton. Her narrative, and the way she tells kanthpura, evokes the spirit of India’s traditional folk-epics. Confessions of a Mask Yukio Mishima.

Though the committee is willing to pay his bail, Moorthy refuses their money. Book ratings by Goodreads. Padma Vibhushan award recipients. Despite this raka system, the village retains its long-cherished traditions of festivals in which all castes interact and the villagers are united.


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In Bombay, he was also associated with Chetanaa cultural society for the propagation of Indian thought and values. Dhar Jyotindra Nath Dixit M.

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Kanthapura : Indian Novel

Retrieved 8 July The main character of the novel, Moorthyis a young Brahmin who leaves for the city to study, where he becomes familiar with Gandhian philosophy. Moorthy is then invited by Brahmin clerks at the Skeffington coffee estate to create an awareness of Gandhian teachings among the pariah coolies. Srinivasan George Sudarshan M. 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.