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Raja Rao's Kanthapura : a critical study /

Raja Rao's Kanthapura :  a critical study /
DK Number:DK-171819
ISBN: 8178510278
Title: Raja Rao's Kanthapura : a critical study /
Author: edited by Suman Bala, Ranu Uniyal.
Imprint: New Delhi : Asia Book Club,
Physical Desc.: 255 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Year: 2007
Price: USD 23.60
Nature Of Scope: Contributed articles.
Volume Title: Introduction -- The Gandhi connection -- A village novel -- Broader themes -- Women in Kanthapura -- Story-telling -- A comparative approach.
  
  
More books by: Bala, Suman, 1950-
  Uniyal, Ranu, 1962-
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The articles examine one of the most famous Indian English novels, Kanthapura (published 1938), that approaches a crucial period in Indian history by presenting life in rural South India of the 1930s. The set of critical essays interpret Kanthapura at various levels to show that its significance is deep and many-layered. It probes into the novel as encapsulating the vision and impact of Gandhi on a society throbbing for freedom and as a novel portraying rural India with realism. It views Raja Rao’s preoccupation with typically Indian themes and style in the novel -- his concern with the pastoral romance, Hindu mythology and folklore narrative reflected in it.

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Title Contents
Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
The Novelist Extraordinary: A Tribute to Raja RaoSuman Bala7
A Notional Sketch of Village KanthapuraRanu Uniyal10
Introduction
Raja Rao's Kanthapura: An IntroductionSuman Bala11
Textual Analysis of the NovelRanu Uniyal41
The Gandhi Connection
Kanthapura: The Gandhian Purana131
Moorthy and the Influence of the Vision of GandhiRanu Uniyal139
A Village Novel
Kanthapura: Glorious Struggle of a VillageSatish Barbuddhe157
Kanthapura: A Realistic Novel of Village LifeGL Gautam164
Broader Themes
The Struggle of Coolies from Bondage to FreedomRanu Uniyal180
Kanthapura: India in MiniatureJaya Srivastava189
Raja Rao's All-Pervasive Indian SensibilityVandana Singh196
Women in Kanthapura
Standing up / Stepping out: The Women in/of KanthapuraNeeru Anand202
The Women of Kanthapura: From Slumber to AwakeningRanu Uniyal212
Story-Telling
The Narrative Technique of Raja Rao in KanthapuraJayashree Satish226
The Stream-of-Consciousness Technique in Raja Rao's KanthapuraAlka Saxena234
A Comparative Approach
Intertextuality: A Pattern of Similar Concerns in Raja RaoRanu Uniyal242
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