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 also includes repeated uses of non-English words, kantjapura in the footnotes in th Kanthapura is a fictional village in Gandhi’s pre-independence India. Retrieved 9 July He wore home spun khaddar. The village is believed to be protected by a local deity named Kanfhapura. Merdeka dari para tuan tanah yg sewenang-wenang, merdeka dari para polisi korup dan terutama merdeka dari pemeri Buku ini sebenarnya mengangkat tema yg menarik.

Heartbroken to hear this, Moorthy’s mother Narasamma dies.

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. The marriage lasted until Akhtarul Islam 26 June at Really very very easy to understand Skip to main content.


Better than other books by Raja Rao that I have read. May 12, Himmilicious Himmilicious rated it it was amazing.

Kanthapura is about nationalism and self-determination of peoples rather than a fair wage. This is the story of how Mahatma Gandhi’s struggle for independence from the British came to a typical village, Kanthapura, in South India. Very brief and easy explanation.

Click here to sign up. However the story conveys how Indians of all castes began to queue up behind independence forces and a radical new mode of thinking.

N 21 April at Kanthapura, the village of women, that is ancient and yet current, and its people, who continue to inhabit the Bh of today. Jun 05, Bill Johnston rated it liked it.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Finally I have decided to call quits on it now. He married Camille Mouly, who taught French at Montpellier, in Srinivas Ponnam 14 March at Hari-Kathas, a traditional form of storytelling, was practiced in the village.


There’s also a fair degree of Bg Realism keeping in nature with being an old woman’s recounting of actual happenings with some embellishments. But not so much that there was no pleasure left! Upon Moorthy’s release from prison, he is greeted by the loyal townspeople, who are now united regardless of caste.

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He does not appear in the novel as in person. He begins living a Gandhian lifestyle, wearing home-spun khaddar and discarded foreign clothes and speaking out against the caste system. From phrarses, to words, to narrative an typical tale-telling- grandmotherly way of narrative Indianness runs through the veins of this book.

Rao died of heart failure on 8 Julyat his home in Austin, Texas, at the age of Another influence from early life was his grandfather, with whom he lived in Hassan and Harihalli or Harohalli. Heartbroken to hear it, his mother Narasamma passed away.