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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Nobody has managed to leave for ten years, even as a new Sahib has taken over who is kinder than the first except to the women, Achakka notes, whom he systematically raped until he became embroiled in a legal battle for murdering a father who refused to give up his daughter. Of its simple people and their beliefs and novep. 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.

The author seems to be thinking in Hindi and writing in English. Showing of 2 reviews.

Memang ini sastra klasik dan menghibur. Krishnaswamy Rao Pattadakal Venkanna R.

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His revolutionary ideas are a challenge to the Brahmin upper caste and to those in league with British colonial rule. Meanwhile, Moorthy convinces various villagers to start spinning their own wool and weaving their own khadi cloth, since Gandhi believes that foreign goods impoverish India and sees weaving as a form of spiritual practice.

Born in Mysore inRaja Rao went to Europe at the age of nineteen, researching in literature at the University of Montpellier and at the Sorbonne. What I personally liked the most that in this novel, the grand harikathas finely blend politics with religious and mythology.


A Passage to India. From the Back Cover This is the story of how Ghandi’s struggle for independence from the British came to a typical village, Kanthapura, in South India. It churns and splashes, beats against the treetops, reckless and wilful, and suddenly floating forwards, it bucks back and spits forward and nogel down upon the green, weak coffee leaves, thumping them down novle the earth.

Lahir kantyapura berkembangnya sebuah gerakan kemerdekaan yg terinspirasi oleh Mahatma Gandhi, yg terjadi di nove, desa bernama Kantapura.

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As the narrator tells us of the approaching monsoon, you can almost hear the rumbling of the clouds and the whoosh of the wind. Tapi bukan Gandhi tokoh utamanya! But given that the narrator is an old woman, it fits. Gerakan ini awalnya dipelopori oleh seorang pemuda bernama Moorthy, yg telah membuang studinya untuk kembali ke Kantapura dan membangkitkan perasaan merdeka di kalangan kaum Paria, kaum terbuang di desanya.

Retrieved 8 July Banerji Mirza Hameedullah Beg P. Lebih kepada bahasa yg digunakan. I don’t even know where to begin to explain exactly why I hate this book so much.

The adoption of the language of the colonial occupiers cannot be a neutral fact, to my lights. Inilah nasib kalau membaca harus mencuri-curi waktu di tengah jadwal cukup padat dan harus ikhlas di tengah-tengah kepadatan kereta Jakarta, ya begini, jadinya lama. It’s almost like the author decided against writing a readable piece of literature.


This is the story of how Ghandi’s struggle for independence from the British came to a typical village, Kanthapura, in South India. This article needs additional citations for verification. The story unfolds with brutal awareness that non-violent techniques will result in horrific confrontations with those in power. All of this adds to the book rather than detracts from it.

Write a customer review. Retrieved July 21, May 03, Vaidya rated it really liked it. Rangamma and the Gandhian Nanjamma go to Karwar to visit Advocate Sankar, who is notorious for being an honest and socially-conscious man.

The four major castes consist of Brahmin priestlyKshatriya kingly or warriorVaisya mercantile and agriculturaland Sudra artisan. The best part of this book is the honest account of rural India.

Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. Rao’s wide-ranging body of work, spanning a number of genres, is seen as a varied and significant contribution to Indian English literature, as well as World literature as a whole.

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A few people in the village declare their loyalty to Gandhi’s Congress movement, and over kanthapurz course of the novel most of them join.

Finest of Indian litreature in English. He moved to the United States inwhere he taught at the University of Texas at Austin untilwhen he retired as Emeritus Professor.