Samskara: A Rite for A Dead Man-2nd Edition
Samskara analyzes the caste system, religious rules, culture, and traditions and also the uncertain relationship between traditional cultural values and...
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- Author U.R. Ananthamurthy
- Publisher Oxford University Press
- Binding Paperback
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Praneshacharya does a detailed and prolonged search of the scriptures
without success. Then he retires for meditating in the Maruti temple
hoping for God's guidance for disposing the body. For solving the
problem the Brahmins seek help from a colony in the neighbourhood and
later, a monastery. Meanwhile, there is a break out of plague in the
agrahara due to Naranappa's rotting corpse. Praneshacharya becomes
frustrated due to his inability to arrive at a decision. As he staggers
out of the temple he sees Chandri, the low-caste mistress of Naranappa
and has an affair with her. This incident is a turning point in
Praneshacharya’s life. Meanwhile his wife dies due to the plague. He
cremates his wife and then leaves the agrahara not able to confront the
people who had respected him until then as a learned teacher.
Samskara has been adapted into a movie.
About U. R. Ananthamurthy
Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy was born on December 21, 1932. He is a contemporary critic and writer in the Kannada language and is considered as one among the pioneers of the Navya movement.
His popular novels include Bharathipura, Bhava, Divya, Avasthe, and Stallion of The Sun And Other Stories. Besides English and Kannada, he has also written in Hindi and Marathi. He has written poems too.
Ananthamurthy’s novels have much to do with the psychological aspects of people in different circumstances.
Ananthamurthy is popular among Indian authors. He has Master’s degree in Arts from the University of Mysore and a doctorate from the University of Birmingham titled, Politics And Fiction in the 1930’s. He has written over two dozen books in Kannada, including five novels. Translations of many of these are available in English and other Indian as well as European languages. He has received Padma Bhushan and Jnanpith awards. He has served as vice-chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, chairman of National Book Trust India, and also as the president of Sahitya Akademi. He is a visiting professor to many renowned Indian and foreign universities, and is currently the chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India. Quite a few of his books have been made into movies. He is married to Esther and has two children. He lives in Bangalore.
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