Bharathipura

Paperback | March 15, 2012

byU. R. Ananthamurthy, Susheela Punitha

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First published in 1973, Bharathipura is about the practice of untouchability in a traditional society that is evolving into modernity through new economic forces brought in by a certain class of people. The story revolves around the life of an "enlightened" modern Indian, Jagannatha. Violentand unexpected events follow Jagannatha's attempts to revolutionize everyone and everything by linking his own transformation to the changes he wishes to orchestrate. With its display of literary discipline in handling intertwining themes, the novel exposes the complexities of the caste system andthe myth of social justice in modern India.

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First published in 1973, Bharathipura is about the practice of untouchability in a traditional society that is evolving into modernity through new economic forces brought in by a certain class of people. The story revolves around the life of an "enlightened" modern Indian, Jagannatha. Violentand unexpected events follow Jagannatha's at...

U.R. Ananthamurthy, a teacher of English literature and one of India's leading contemporary writers, does all his creative writing in Kannada. A Jnanpith awardee and author of five novels, including the widely acclaimed Samskara (English translation, OUP 1976), he has six collections of short stories, five collections of poems, a play...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198082029

ISBN - 13:9780198082026

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Author's NoteTranslator's NoteIntroductionBharathipuraU.R. Ananthamurthy and N. Manu Chakravarthy: In ConversationGlossary