Name : Dave Mayuri.
Topic: Women in Kanthapura.
Introduction of Raja Rao.
Raja Rao was born on November 8,1908 in
Hassan, British India. Rao was an Indian writer
of English language novel and short stories ,
Whose works are deeply rooted in Hinduism.
Rao’s involvement in the nationalist movement
in Reflection in his first two books.
In kanthapura there are many Major and Minor
Raja Rao has present some women characters
Rao has very well Potrayed women characters
in the novel.
Achakka is one of the main character of the novel.
Who is telling a story to his grandson in Flashback.
She is the open –minded Brahmin female narrator,
who Resistence to British colonial rule.
Weaving kanthapura legends and Hindu myth into
her story. She documents she women and daily
routines of village life while recalling her own
Conversation to Mohandas Gandhi philosophy.
Gandhian, when her house, with much of
Kanthapura is burned she goes to live in the
nearby village of kashipura.
Rangamma is also one of the main character of
the novel kanthapura, Raja Rao has potrayed
characters as a wealthy young Brahmin.
Rangamma is convented by Moorthy to
Gandhi’s views. Widely respected but lonely,
she reads frequently and nature curiosity about
As the resistence movement grows, she
publishes a weekly political pamphlet and
sponsors daily discussions on the nationalist
kanthapura kenchamma leads main role in the
novel. Kenchamma is the goddess for villagers.
There is a folk song which evokes in us image
and attitude as to kenchamma means to the
people of kanthapura:
“ Kenchamma Kenchamma goddess bening
and bounteous mother of earth, blood of life
harvest queen, rain cowned, kenchamma
kenchamma, goddess bening and bounteous”.