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Kanthapura

Kanthapura

Raja Rao
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‘The first literary manifesto to point to an Indian way of appropriating the English language’
-Guardian
Regarded as the first major Indian novel in English, Kanthapura is the story of how Gandhi’s struggle for Independence came to a casteist south Indian village. Young Moorthy, back from the city, brimming with new ideas, seeks to cut across ancient barriers and unite the villagers in non-violent action. The story emerges through the eyes of a delightful old woman, who comments on the villagers’ actions with sharp-eyed wisdom, evoking the spirit of India’s traditional folk epics.
‘The finest novel to come out of India in recent years’
-E.M. Forster

Imprint: India Penguin Modern Classics

Published: Aug/2014

ISBN: 9780143422341

Length : 248 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

Kanthapura

Raja Rao

‘The first literary manifesto to point to an Indian way of appropriating the English language’
-Guardian
Regarded as the first major Indian novel in English, Kanthapura is the story of how Gandhi’s struggle for Independence came to a casteist south Indian village. Young Moorthy, back from the city, brimming with new ideas, seeks to cut across ancient barriers and unite the villagers in non-violent action. The story emerges through the eyes of a delightful old woman, who comments on the villagers’ actions with sharp-eyed wisdom, evoking the spirit of India’s traditional folk epics.
‘The finest novel to come out of India in recent years’
-E.M. Forster

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Raja Rao

Raja Rao, a path-breaker of Indian writing in English, was born in Hassan, Mysore. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

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