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Orient Paperbacks, 1970 - India - 184 pages
Kanthapura is the first major Indian novel in English. Kanthapura is the enchanting story of how the independence movement becomes a tangible reality in a tiny and secluded village in South India. It is the story of young Moorti, stormy and idealistic, and his fight against conservative forces. The novel has the flavor of an epic as it emerges through the eyes of a delightful old woman who comments with wisdom and humor on the variety and complexity of village life. It is text of the Civil Disobedience. Kanthapura was first published in London in 1938 and was written when Rao was in France.

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This short but impactful novel tells of life in an Indian village in the last years of the Raj, and the way that Gandhi's thought arrives in the village (through a young man called Moorthy, who sees ... Read full review

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Not so much a review of the book as a testimony to the benefit I received from walks home with him after his evening seminar over six years. Although he claims to have introduced me to the son of his guru to be my guru, after four years I knew Raja was my true mentor. Read full review

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