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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First published in’Bharathipura’ reveals U. Set in contemporary India, ‘Bharathipura’ revolves around the life of bhsrathipura ‘enlightened’ modern Indian, Jagannatha, who in order to get rid of his personal burdens commits a ‘scandalous’ act. His attempt to ta. His attempt to take ‘untouchables’ into the local Manjunatha temple exposes the complexities of the caste system and the myth of bhqrathipura justice in modern India.
Further, the novel brings to light how the contemporary world recreates and reconstructs the past to protect hierarchical structures prevalent across societies, and also portrays the altering destinies of individuals and communities. In Susheela Punitha’s hands, the translation retains the cultural and linguistic ambience of the Kannada society.
The detailed Introduction by N. Manu Chakravarthy sets the work in the context of twentieth-century India.
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Lists with This Book. Oct 07, Jasun Chelat rated it liked it. I am not insightful or novdl enough to write a proper review of this book. But I would definitely recommend it to everyone, it’s actually very good, I would have given it four stars if it wasn’t for the fact that I was starting to feel a little claustrophobic after spending so much time inside Jagannatharayar’s head.
Sometimes even others in the book seem to be thinking and speaking his thoughts. And then throughout the book you are think “The instant of decision is madness. And then bharathipkra the book you are thinking where is the revolution taking place, in the head or in reality?
Where should it take place? And I was just tired of thinking that after a while. 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.
Jun 10, Anirudh Karnick rated it it was ok. URA is an unnecessarily obvious writer of ideas and Bharathipura reads as though it has been written for somebody to write a thesis on ‘Tradition and Modernity in URA’s Fiction’. The obviousness of the novel is embarrassing – URA is a caterer not a writer; he knows he’s catering but doesn’t put it into the novel. He hides it behind his award-winning smiles.
WHEN A MAN TOUCHED THE LIVES OF A CONDEMNED PEOPLE
I did once hear that “Moby Dick” was originally intended as a scientific study on whales which was later wrapped up in an adventurous story to make it more palatable. I went through a similar nove while reading this particular novel which could rather be called a philosophy treatise. Arguments and debates abound throughout, with the story patching it together onvel form an interesting read. How many really empathise with them. Siding with the marginalised has become the new fashion lately just like the charities offered by the multi-millionaires to enhance their social profile.
The novel presents its protagonist Jagannatha in the same mould. Being a western educated young man, he comes back from England carrying a new version of “white man’s burden”. His efforts to educate the Holeyaru, or the untouchables in Bharathipura, appear ridiculous as many instances reveal nove, his actions revolve around impressing his white girlfriend. He plays the hero by assuming the position of the light bearer to the untouchables whose names he keeps forgetting.
His bharqthipura actions were noble but the hollowness behind it makes him less likeable. But that doesn’t dim its charm as the story gives one of the beautiful and realistic portrayals of village life in Karnataka. It discusses the role of religion in the continuance of age-old and sometimes illegal customs and also mocks the lofty politicians who take advantage of this ignorance.
All in all, it is slow but still, an enjoyable read penned by one of the popular Jnanpith awardees.
To know a summary of the book, please visit my blog: Mar 21, Karthik Ramesh rated it really liked it. URA majority known for his criticsrational thinking and critical intelligence. Bharathipura, I believe one of his best work better than Samskara. In Bharathipura I think URA bharathippura explainsthrough the feelings and nofel of Jagannatha, social reform can be possible if action and self-awareness URA majority known for his criticsrational thinking and critical intelligence.
In Bharathipura I think URA clearly explainsthrough the feelings and engagements of Jagannatha, social reform can be possible if action and self-awareness go hand in hand.
It is bhadathipura of the good book, I have read. I have changed my perception negative to positive on URA after I read this book.
Aug 10, Carol rated it liked it Shelves: India, caste system, Holeyaru, Kannada Language. Slow moving with lots of inner dialog of main character, Jagannatha, who wants to end bhatathipura hold that god Manganatha and low caste counterpart god Bhoothariya have over the people in the town. He wants equlity for low caste Holeyaru and plots to bring them into temple where they are not allowed.
Do the Holeyaru want equality is a question. Jaganatha is determined to initiate social change. Jul bhsrathipura, Dr Henry chinasky rated it liked it. Mar 06, Chandar rated it it was amazing. Have been reading URA’s works Severe indictment bharathipra the caste system and the feudal structure in rural societies.
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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. He is the sixth person among eight bharthipura of the Jnanpith Award for the Kannada language, the highest literary honor conferred in India.
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. Ananthamurthy’s works have been translated into several Indian and European languages and have been awarded with important literary prizes.
He has written numerous short stories bharatihpura well. Several of his novels and short fictions have been made into movies. Most of Ananthamurthy’s literary works deal with psychological aspects of people in different situations, times and circumstances.
His writings supposedly analyze aspects ranging from challenges and changes faced by Brahmin families of Karnataka to bureaucrats npvel with politics influencing their work.