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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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