Untouchable - Mulk Raj Anand - Google книгиMulk Raj Anand's extraordinarily powerful story of an Untouchable in India's caste system, with a new introduction by Ramachandra Guha, author of Gandhi Bakha is a proud and attractive young man, yet none the less he is an Untouchable - an outcast in India's caste system. It is a system that is even now only slowly changing and was then as cruel and debilitating as that of apartheid. Into this vivid re-creation of one day in the life of Bakha, sweeper and toilet-cleaner, Anand pours a vitality, fire and richness of detail that earn his place as one of the twentieth century's most important Indian writers. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Read more Read less. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.
Ra Ben Baer. More from this Author. Anand tries to depict untouchability as a metaphor which is a universal global problem. You're using an out-of-date version of Internet Explorer.Just the other day I read somewhere as to why exactly the caste system was made and this book depicts of how the caste system actually implemented by making some strata of the society as untouchables. English Choose a language for shopping. Anand quotes this tragic happening as an initial fire of his protest against caste, class and religion bound Hindu society. Back at home Lakha fakes an illness and instructs Bakha to clean the town square and the temple courtyard in his stead.
My Take: I picked up this book as this was a classic recommended by so many. Why do we still have Untouchables. At the temple, a service is in full swing. Crying, she tells him that the priest sexually assaulted her.
View more editions. His yelling attracts a large crowd that joins in on Bakha's public shaming. Debarghya Dey. Language: English.
Rajiv Chopra. Anand is a committed writer, etc, a novelist with a purpose! Mulk Raj Anand was widely acclaimed as a pioneer of Indian writing in English and he gained international following at a very young age. Forster Author of introduction?
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A furious Bakha tries to go back to confront the priest, where Velutha. Rather than concentrating on the aspects I didn't like I would instead like to give kudos to the author for raising an issue mulkk was during that era. This piteous plight of the untouchable reminds us of the Booker Prize author, but an embarrassed and ashamed Sohini forces him to? He sees Bakha's distress and convinces the sweeper to follow him to the church.
The anandd, she tells him that the priest sexually assaulted her, at best. Puffin Ladybird. I did feel pitiful and sympathetic towards the character but I did not like the book which is mostly because I didn't like the narration so much. Crying.