Samskara: A Rite for a Dead Man

Paperback | April 5, 1990

byU. R. Anantha MurthyTranslated byA. K. Ramanujan

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Samskara is both a religious novel - about a decaying Brahmin colony in a south Indian village - and a contemporary poetic reworking of ancient Hindu themes and myths. Its central event is a death, which brings in its wake a plague, moral chaos and a rebirth. Originally published in Kannadain 1965, this novel soon became enormously popular with general readers and critics. The present English translation has been widely acclaimed, and the novel has been translated into several foreign languages as well as filmed.

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Samskara is both a religious novel - about a decaying Brahmin colony in a south Indian village - and a contemporary poetic reworking of ancient Hindu themes and myths. Its central event is a death, which brings in its wake a plague, moral chaos and a rebirth. Originally published in Kannadain 1965, this novel soon became enormously po...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.39 inPublished:April 5, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195623886

ISBN - 13:9780195623888

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