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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I expected stories from around this place, of the Hassan belt, but Raja Rao’s Kanthapura rap elsewhere – on the banks of the fictional Himavathy river, nearer Karwar, near Puttur and still walkable from the Cauvery. Unknown 23 June at Moorthy continues his fight against injustice and social inequality and becomes a staunch ally of Gandhi.

One kanthhapura could be to give it a distinctive flavour of South India, and to be fair that leaps out of the pages. Rao’s involvement in the nationalist movement is reflected in his first two books. Unlike, other accounts of freedom struggle, the novel hits you not because you see tremendous sacrifice and acts of bravery, but because you see small sacrifices and small acts of kindness kkanthapura with doubt and fear.

May 03, Vaidya rated it really liked it. It is the story of young Moorthy, stormy and idealistic, and his fight against conservative forces. In that sense, it is much closer to Malgudi, this comparison would’ve invariably come up.

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Despite this classist system, the village retains its long-cherished traditions of festivals in which all castes interact and the villagers are united. Forster thinks, this is not the best novel written in English by an Indian. The novel is violent. Neelam Sahu 1 May at The protagonist Moorthy is a adherent follower of the principles of Ahimsa and Satyagraha.


Yeah,really it’s very easy to understand bcs u used basic words of language. Narayan’s tales about a few people living in Malgudi, this is the tale of the town itself – its quiet ways, its characters, and then its non-violent uprising against British rule, the uprising being crushed, and the people having to abandon the town.

Raja Rao’s first and best-known novel, Kanthapurais the story of a south Indian village named Kanthapura. This causes the village priest to turn against Moorthy and excommunicate him. He asks people to boycott foreign goods. He asks people to boycott foreign goods “the money that goes to red man, will stay within your country and the mother can feed the foodless and the milkless and the clothless. Ananathamurthy, and I mean that in a good way. GathaEditor Onlinegatha 13 February at She too was a important character.

Oct 02, Vrutant rated it it was ok. At the same time, I just wish it was as good a read as Malgudi series, and it’s here this book is so far away from the latter. Human emotions have been dealt with quite well.


The best part of this book is the honest account of rural India. Meanwhile, Moorthy continued his fight against injustice and social inequality and became a staunchest ally of Gandhi. Such is the power of not just Raja Rao’s words, but the way the words are strung together. This page was last edited on 14 Octoberat kanthpura He does not appear in the novel as in person. Raja Rao was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature which is given every two years to outstanding world writers.


The narrative of the summary is very clearly stated. Nitya Nanda 24 July at Posthumous conferral — — — — — — — During —32 he contributed four articles written in Kannada for Jaya Karnatakaan influential journal. He followed Gandhi in letter and spirit.

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Rachanna and family were thrown out of the estate because of their role in beating Bade Khane. It does feel like well grounded in it’s context.

Better than kanthapur books by Raja Rao that I have read. While Moorthy spends the next three months in prison, the women of Kanthapura take charge, forming a volunteer corps under Rangamma’s leadership.

Help Center Find new research papers in: Very interesting book explores the Gandhian thoughts. Considered as an outsider, Bade khan is an enemy of the people who refuses to provide shelter to him. Moorthy, the central figure of the novel is an eminent follower of Gandhi and his ideas.

The Upanishads, Indian philosophy: Mahatma Gandhi ki jai! Unknown 10 July at Pancholi Hardik 11 December at Revolusi yang dilakukannya ialah untuk melawan kekangan Inggris dan sistem ekonomi yang hanya menguntungkan kapital besar.

He studied French language and literature, and later at the Sorbonne in Paris, he explored the Indian influence on Irish literature.