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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Hardcoverpages. He hides it behind his award-winning smiles. Choose your country or region Close. Set in contemporary India, ‘Bharathipura’ revolves around the life of an ‘enlightened’ modern Indian, Jagannatha, who in order to get rid of his personal burdens commits a ‘scandalous’ act.

His capacity to rise to the occasion and not lose focus is also remarkable. The next day the Holeyaru hesitate before the temple gate. There are certain things that Ananthamurthy seems to have blissfully forgotten, probably because of the gharathipura he has chosen to do his writing in. SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Publication date Note Novel.

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Academic Skip to main content. URA majority known for his criticsrational thinking and critical bharatjipura. His writings supposedly analyze aspects ranging from challenges and changes faced by Brahmin families of Karnataka to bureaucrats dealing with politics influencing their work.


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Neelakantaswami pulled the first man, Pilla, inside while Jagan stood there motionless. The rigid caste society has taken some knocks over the years as politicians have been forced to try to be more open and inclusive, but in a backwater like Bharathipura that has only gotten so far. Jaganatha is determined to initiate social change. 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.

The plot contains a beautiful story line. In Susheela Punitha’s hands, the translation retains the cultural and linguistic ambience of the Kannada society. Siding with the marginalised has become the new fashion lately just like the charities offered by the multi-millionaires to enhance their social profile.

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How many really empathise with them. They isolate him when he starts training a group of Holeyaru youth for temple entry. This bharahhipura because the locals believe that the spirit of the Bhootaraya may drag them by the feet and make them spit blood.

Ananthamurthy is an eminent writer and Jnanpith awardee. Jagannatha tries to take the people from the lower caste to the temple, but the irony is that he knows very little about them. Do the Holeyaru want equality is a question.

I’m not real to any of them. His attempt to ta First published in’Bharathipura’ reveals U. Winter is a state of mind in Calcutta Opinion.


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Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. 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.

Violent and unexpected events follow Jagannatha’s attempts to revolutionize everyone and everything by linking his own transformation to the changes he wishes to orchestrate.

Pradeep Jigalur rated it it was amazing Jan 12, He wants to transform the town by leading the Holeyaru the bharatipura in the place to the temple. The novel presents its protagonist Jagannatha in the same mould.

Most of Ananthamurthy’s literary works deal with psychological aspects of people in different situations, times and circumstances.

Jagan suspects that this could be true, but looks ahead with all the strength he can muster. His attempt to take ‘untouchables’ into the local Manjunatha temple exposes the complexities of the caste system and the myth of social justice in modern India.