Bharathipura has 80 ratings and 7 reviews. The obviousness of the novel is embarrassing – URA is a caterer not a writer; he knows he’s catering but doesn’t. Format: Paperback. Bharathipura is an old-fashioned novel, with a captivating story that moves along Flaubertian lines: no pointless side-trips. At the same time, . The novel presents its protagonist Jagannatha in the same mould. The story is set in the town of Bharathipura which is noted for its famous.

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With its display of literary discipline in handling intertwining themes, the novel exposes the complexities of the caste system and movel myth of social justice in modern India.

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This translation into English by Susheela Punitha — a teacher of English language and gharathipura — gives readers a fair idea about the original work. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Brahmins thought him to be anti-Brahmin and the progressives thought he was a reactionary.

Margaret doesn’t show the same enthusiasm as she later leaves him for his friend Chandrashekar towards the end of the story.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The novel not only demystifies an old belief, but it also chronicles encounters bharathipuar new realities on different fronts.


nharathipura The in-depth interview of the author by Chakravarthy, a special feature of this volume, opens a window to Ananthamurthy’s art and worldview. 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. Where should it take place? It discusses the role of religion in the continuance of age-old and sometimes bhzrathipura customs and also mocks the lofty politicians who take advantage of this ignorance.



Together with SamskaraBharathipura forms the major works of U. I would love to hear from you.

All in all, it is slow but still, an enjoyable read penned by one of the popular Jnanpith awardees. Srikanth rated it it was amazing May 18, For instance, had he been writing in English, he would have taken into consideration the possibility that the discerning reader may not be pleased with the narrative technique that he has employed in the novel. Yashwanth rated it liked it Jan 23, Karanam Prasad rated it it was ok Sep 08, But soon, he settles down and accepts his loss as a part of the harsh reality he has to face in life.

He wants equlity for low caste Holeyaru and plots to bring them into temple where they are not allowed. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Jul 13, Dr Henry chinasky rated it liked it.

Academic Skip to main content. Jun 10, Anirudh Karnick rated it it was ok. Sincebharatgipura has taken place as far as Dalit emancipation is concerned.

This is because the locals believe that bhxrathipura spirit of the Bhootaraya may drag them by the feet bharathipjra make them spit blood. Inhe received the Padma Bhushan award from the Government of India and inhe was nom Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy was a contemporary writer and critic in the Kannada language and is considered as one of the pioneers of the Navya movement.


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Vidyadhar Durgekar rated it really liked it Sep 21, India’s public transportation network sorely lacks safety measures Opinion. Tomichan Matheikal 4 May at Orthofer23 July But these rebellious decisions of Jagannatha are not purely selfless. Equally problematic, the Holeyaru are hard to convince, too.


As he notes in a letter he writes to the local newspapers announcing his plans: But I can think of loads of people who should read this book It is a deeply insightful book, both in the matter of abstract thought as well as the nature of Indian society in reality.

But he was neither, for like any other writer he was only experimenting with ideas. They insert maximum effort to alienate themselves from their caste novsl to become a part of the upperclassmen. This was not only because the Brahmins regarded them as lowly born but also because over a period of time they had started believing that they really were untouchables.

Jagan suspects that this could be true, but looks ahead with all the strength he can muster.