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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Set in contemporary India, Bharathipura revolves around bhxrathipura life of an ‘enlightened’ modern Indian, Jagannatha, who in order to get rid of his personal burdens commits a ‘scandalous’ act.

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Others followed Pilla inside the temple. Manjunath rated it really bjarathipura it Nov 08, Though the idea of the novel seems dated, the narrative has not ceased to touch a chord among sensitive readers who have decided to turn over the pages. Prashla rated it really liked it Aug 28, I must make these people feel the anguish of becoming responsible for their lives.

Needless to say, the community is not thrilled bharthipura the idea. Browse related items Start at call number: Brahmin Jagannatha can, to some extent, get away with proposing his outlandish ideas though he also meets with quite a bit of personal rejection when he tries to push the issue but actually changing society is quite a different proposition.


They isolate him when he starts training a group of Holeyaru youth for temple entry. Winter is a state of mind in Calcutta Opinion. Hardcoverpages. The novel deals with the sensitive topics of untouchability and caste system in India during the s. The upper caste people are not happy either. A Jnanpith awardee and author of five novels, including the widely acclaimed Samskara English translation, OUPhe has six collections of short stories, gharathipura collections of poems, a play, and sixteen volumes of critical writings.

Ananthamurthy’s works have been translated into several Indian and European languages and have been awarded with important literary prizes. Preview — Bharathipura by U. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Oct 07, Jasun Chelat rated it liked it. Gayathri Jagannathan rated it liked it Dec 22, Sincemuch has taken place as far as Dalit emancipation is concerned. As the day for the temple entry draws near, others too join the mission. His attempt to ta.

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I have bharatgipura my perception negative to positive on URA after I read this book. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. Do the Holeyaru want equality is a question. Being a western educated young man, he comes back from England carrying a new version of “white man’s burden”.


His son, Ganesha Bhatta supports Jagannatha inwardly as he is tired of the customs Manjunatha’s presence impose.

Siding with the marginalised has become the new fashion lately just like the charities offered by the multi-millionaires to enhance their social profile. He writes long letters to her detailing his life in Bharathipura and the course of action he is planning to take.

Jagannatha wants to shake things up, and the way he wants to do this is by leading the local Harijans Dalits, ‘untouchables’the Holeyaru responsible in this ultra-structured class society for dealing with the local excrement into the holy of holies, the temple.

But that doesn’t dim its charm as the story gives one of the beautiful and realistic portrayals of village life in Karnataka.


Tomichan Matheikal 4 May at But such moments are few and far between. He has also enriched regional literature and made it stand on a par with Indian writing in English. Trying to meet all your book bharathipuga and review needs. Where should it take place?


It is one of the major pilgrimage sites in the country. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. I did once hear that “Moby Dick” was originally intended as bharatipura scientific study on whales which was later wrapped up in an adventurous story to make it more palatable.