Bharathipura : Translated From Kannada
Bharathipura, originally written in Kannada by U. R. Ananthamurthy, echoes the complex stories intricately woven into the fabric of Indian...
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- Author U.R. Ananthamurthy
- Publisher Oxford University Press
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Bharathipura, originally written in Kannada by U. R. Ananthamurthy, echoes the complex stories intricately woven into the fabric of Indian culture. Considered as a paradigm shifting literary work, Bharathipura still resonates with specific sectors of society with its intense core theme.
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. Violent and 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 and the myth of social justice in modern India.
About the Author
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, and sixteen volumes of critical writings. He was Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University (Kerala) and President, Central Sahitya Akademi.
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