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This is a part of my Academic Presentations of Sem-1 M.A . Submitted to Pro.Dr Dilip Barad , M.A Department of English MK Bhavnagar University.

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Kanthapura - Social, Political and Religious aspects

  1. 1. Kanthapura- Raja Rao • Presented by Megha B Trivedi • Smt.S.B.Gardi Department of English MKBU • Presentation Topic – Kanthapura – Social, Political and Religious aspects • Paper No- 4 Indian Writing in English- Pre Independence • M.A Sem – 1 • Roll No – 25 • Batch – 2016-2018 • Email Id – meghatrivedi666@gmail.com • Enrolment No - 2069108420170030
  2. 2. About Raja Rao • Born- 8 November, 1908 in Hassan, Mysore, India • Writer and Professor • Works- ‘ Kanthapura’(1938) ‘ The Serpent of the Rope’(1960) • Awards- Sahitya Akademi Award(1964) Padama Bhushan(1969) Neustadt international prize for Literature(1988) Padma Vibhushan(2007) • Died- 8 July 2006, in Austin, Texas, US.
  3. 3. About Kanthapura Novel • Follows the Oral tradition of Indian Sthala- Purana or Legendary history • As a Postcolonial text or National Alegary • Kanthapura it’s a utopian village of south India • Story narrated in Flasback Technique • Achakka- Narrator • Moorthy- A young Brahmin, Hero, inspired by Gandhi • Myth of Kenchamma
  4. 4. Continue….. • Reference of Temple and Harikatha • Bade Khan- non Hindu police officer • Macrolevel and Microlevel • Gandhian ideology Satyagraha Truth Non violence Peace
  5. 5. Kanthapura Three aspecTs social poliTical religious
  6. 6. Social aspects • Typical south Indian village • Four caste- 1) Brahmin 2) Pariahs 3) Potter 4) Weaver • Poverty and illiterate people • Male dominant society • Belived in Untouchability • Achhuts and Dalit • Orthodox and Superstitious people • Participation of women
  7. 7. Political aspects • 1938 – pre colonial India • British domination • Struggle for freedom • Congress – political party • Gandhian politics • Dandi march, Picketing Bronna’s Tody Grove movement and many other marches.
  8. 8. Religious aspects • Kenchamma – great Goddess deity of the novel mother of river Himavathy Village protector • Concept of Harikatha – Jayaramachar • Spiritual teaching • Myth and legends • Gandhi- invisible God as Rama • Rao exploit- Ramayana and Mahabharata • ‘Linga’ – Moorthy built a temple • Celebrate festivals
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This is a part of my Academic Presentations of Sem-1 M.A . Submitted to Pro.Dr Dilip Barad , M.A Department of English MK Bhavnagar University.

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