Social and Political background in Raja Rao’s Kanthapura

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Pramod Kumar


The present paper seeks to outline Social and Political background in Kanthapura. It aims a better understanding of how social and political acts in Raja Rao’s Kanthapura. This article begins by offering general introduction to Raja Rao and Kanthapura. Subsequently, it is a classic of the Gandhian movement, a work in which the Gandhian struggle for independence and its impact on the Indian masses finds, its best and fullest expression. This pre-eminence is surprising when we remember that the bulk of his published work is small. His famous works are The Cow of the Barricades and Other Stories (1947), Kanthapura (1938), The Serpent and the Rope (1960), and The Cat and Shakespeare (1965).


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Pramod Kumar. “Social and Political Background in Raja Rao’s Kanthapura”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 4, no. 4, Oct. 2019, pp. 62-66, doi:10.53032/tcl.2019.4.4.11.


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