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Mulk Raj Anand (1905–2004)

Autor/a de Untouchable

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Obres de Mulk Raj Anand

Untouchable (1935) 734 exemplars
Across the Black Waters (1627) 19 exemplars
5 Indian Masters (2003) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Seven Summers: A Memoir (1970) 17 exemplars
Selected Short Stories (2006) 12 exemplars
Two leaves and a bud (1954) 12 exemplars
Conversations in Bloomsbury (1981) 11 exemplars
Gauri (1976) 10 exemplars
Greatest Short Stories (1999) 10 exemplars
The village (1939) 7 exemplars
Book of Indian Beauty (1981) 7 exemplars
Khajuraho (1968) 6 exemplars
The Sword and the Sickle (1942) 6 exemplars
Some Street Games Of India (1995) 5 exemplars
India in colour 5 exemplars
Homage to Khajuraho (1962) 5 exemplars
The Mulk Raj Anand Omnibus (2004) 5 exemplars
Amrita Sher-Gil (1989) 4 exemplars
The Hindu view of art (1933) 4 exemplars
Ajanta (1971) 3 exemplars
Confession of a Lover (1988) 3 exemplars
Album of Indian Painting (1979) 3 exemplars
The Indian Theatre (1950) 3 exemplars
Lajwanti (1999) 2 exemplars
Death of a Hero: a Novel (1993) 2 exemplars
Madhubani painting (1984) 2 exemplars
Letters on India 2 exemplars
Selected Stories 2 exemplars
MULK RAJ ANAND 2 exemplars
Homage to Kalamkari (1979) 1 exemplars
Splendours of Kerala (1980) 1 exemplars
Anthya Vilapam 1 exemplars
Mora 1 exemplars
MargVOL XXIV No. 2 1 exemplars
Homage to Kalamkari (1979) 1 exemplars
Tealevél 1 exemplars
Intoccabile 1 exemplars
The Liar [short fiction] (1991) 1 exemplars
Morning face; a novel (1980) 1 exemplars
The story of India (1951) 1 exemplars
village, The 1 exemplars
The Persian theatre 1 exemplars
Golden Goa (1980) 1 exemplars

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Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections (2007) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
EVERGREEN REVIEW: VOL. 3, NO. 9: SUMMER 1959 (1959) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Life and letters today, Spring 1937 (1937) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Munoo is a young boy who leaves his far North India hill village in the belief that life will be better somewhere else. Anywhere else. In the process of discovering the world, he goes from town to town and, eventually, to Bombay and Simla, working in inevitably menial positions everywhere. His youth (and concomitant naivete) keep prompting the reader to want to grab him and tell him “No! Don’t do it,” but that is a measure of how convincingly Anand has drawn both the characters and the circumstances. Munoo’s endless struggle just to survive is a heart-rending picture of life among the poorest classes in 1940s India. Anand’s depiction calls Dickens to mind in showing how the poorest live and, even more powerfully, the way they disappear, unremarked by virtually anyone. He is particularly effective at making clear the life of a day with its routine insults and humiliations, the place (and impact) of both faith and fatalism and the power of racism—not just of the English but of the caste system itself. Sadly, I cannot help but wonder how much has changed.… (més)
Gypsy_Boy | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Feb 16, 2024 |
Untouchable is an interesting peek into the life of one "untouchable", Bakha, through his eyes during the time span of a single day. To say his life is rough and pretty much hopeless would be an understatement. He cleans latrines and spends his days working very hard and begging. Anand shows the reader the many trials and travails these folks faced, and it's painful. In one instance, Bakha inadvertently touches someone from a higher caste, and the tumult that ensues is just awful. Sort of the way I might react if I encountered a big hairy tarantula on my face.

The book was a four star read for me until the end. I really empathized with Bakha and found his plight interesting. Anand shares his inner thoughts, and I found this very helpful when it came to seeing thing through his eyes.

Unfortunately, the ending felt rushed and while it was supposed to be hopeful, I definitely didn't find it emotionally moving. I don't want to spoil it, but it read quite differently than the rest of the tale, and for me, wasn't really uplifting, and also felt like a whole lot of "telling" as opposed to showing the reader how Bakha benefited from his encounters with Ghandi, a missionary, and a poet. Poorly conceived ending to an interesting book.
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Anita_Pomerantz | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Mar 23, 2023 |
The story of one day in the life of a 18 year old untouchable, from various abuses to a Gandhi rally focussing on his attempts to come to grips with his place in Indian society.
snash | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Jan 13, 2023 |



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