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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It is the story of young Moorthy, stormy and idealistic, and his fight against conservative forces. Padma Vibhushan award recipients. Unknown 13 December at Discarded foreign clothes and fought against untouchability.


Jun 23, Ankita rated it really liked it. Unknown 10 July at Pet to Nagamangala and coming across a board that said Kanthapura. I find it much helful. Jan 31, Marva rated it it was ok. She too was a important character. Gill Hafiz Mohamad Ibrahim H. Paperbackpages.

The amalgamation of myth and reality could have been done in a much more comprehensive and smooth manner. There’s also a fair degree of Magical Realism keeping in nature with being an old woman’s recounting of actual happenings with some embellishments. Though Rangamma and Rachanna were willing to release him on bail, he refused. Jun 05, Bill Johnston rated it liked it. Moorthy, the central figure of the novel is kantha;ura eminent follower of Gandhi and his ideas.


But what I know about Indian fiction pre-Rushdie is nil. Thanks for the summary it helped me for my project A good presentation Thanks a lot Kanthapura is a traditional caste ridden Indian village which is away from all modern ways of living. What I personally liked the most that in this novel, the grand harikathas finely blend politics with religious and mythology. Krishnaswamy Rao Pattadakal Venkanna R. Skip to main content. And there are many individuals within this community.

Terlebih ini penulis baru yang saya tidak ada preferensi sebelumnya. Neelam Sahu 1 May at As a Gandhian economic programme Moorthy distributes chakras among the village kanthapuea and inspires them to spin chakras and weave cloth.

He followed Gandhi in letter and spirit. He asks people to boycott foreign goods. Mushroom 17 October at In that sense, it is much closer to Malgudi, this comparison would’ve invariably come up. Really very very easy to understand Although he is depressed over the violence kanthalura the estate, he takes responsibility and goes on a three-day fast and emerges morally elated.

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He began learning French.

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Many other villagers loose their lives in the processions that they carry out. Preview — Kanthapura by Raja Rao.


Rao moved to the University of Montpellier in France. Though he succeeded in following Gandhian non violence principle, the incident made him sad and unhappy. Retrieved July 21, Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

He is loved by many, even the pariahs love him. The story is seen from the perspective of a small Mysore village in South India.

The serpent in the title refers to illusion and the rope to reality. Unknown 10 January at When Moorthy turned up, Kanthaupra Khan hit him and the pariah coolies stood with Moorthy.

Terrific story of how independence struggle caught up in a sleepy Karnataka Village. 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. Venkataraman Ardeshir Ruttonji Wadia. Here the community is the protagonist.

Thanks for pointing the mistakes. Then drops fall, big as the thumb … the earth itself seems to heave up and cheep in the monsoon rains. Heartbroken to hear it, his mother Narasamma passed away.