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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Yet even after independence, the place has retained its attitudes toward untouchability. Mar 21, Karthik Ramesh rated it really liked it.

He goes to the inner sanctum and somehow dislodges the deity and throws it into the river. He uses images and symbols to deconstruct the past, merge it bharathiupra the present, and then chart a course for the future so as to liberate bhraathipura Indian way of life from a make-belief world and help it confront the changing realities of the post-Nehruvian era.

Manu Chakravarthy sets the work in the context of twentieth-century India. I went through a similar sensation while reading this particular novel which could rather be called a philosophy treatise.

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The detailed Introduction by N. It is a deeply insightful book, both in the matter of abstract thought as well as the nature of Indian bharathjpura in reality.

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As he notes in a letter he writes to the local newspapers announcing his plans: Rumour soon spread through the town that the deity is not polluted since the priest’s son removed it bharathi;ura some divine inspiration.

Back from England, Jagannatha discovers that people from the lower caste continue to be debarred from entering the temple of Manjunatha. I’m not real to any of them. What would be on the mind of India’s newest voter waiting to press the EVM button in 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.

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

Equally problematic, the Holeyaru are hard to convince, too. The in-depth interview of the author by Chakravarthy, a special feature of this volume, opens a window to Ananthamurthy’s art and worldview.

But that doesn’t dim its charm as the story gives one of the beautiful and realistic portrayals of village life in Karnataka. But soon, he settles down and accepts his loss as a part of the harsh reality he has to face in life. All in all, it is slow but still, an enjoyable read penned by one of the popular Jnanpith awardees. These forces were changing the outlook of the people.


There are certain things that Ananthamurthy seems to have blissfully forgotten, probably because of the medium he has chosen jovel do his writing in.

Jagannatha is well-meaning in his wish to shake up society, but of course part of it is his own wish to be a man of action rather just someone who lives in easy comfort, able to do pretty much as he pleases. Browse related items Start at call number: But they found that the deity is removed by Ganesha who opens the bhharathipura only when he hears Jagan’s voice.

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Bharathipura is a novel full of encounters — with Jagannatha recognizing that often, as in the case with his tenant farmers: Bharathipura was first published in in Kannada. Choose your country or region Close.

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