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Mulk Raj Anand (1905–2004)

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Tekijän teokset

Untouchable (1935) 734 kappaletta
Private Life of an Indian Prince (1953) 28 kappaletta
Across the Black Waters (1627) 19 kappaletta
5 Indian Masters (2003) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
Seven Summers: A Memoir (1970) 17 kappaletta
Selected Short Stories (2006) 12 kappaletta
Two leaves and a bud (1954) 12 kappaletta
Conversations in Bloomsbury (1981) 11 kappaletta
Greatest Short Stories (1999) 11 kappaletta
Gauri (1976) 10 kappaletta
The village (1939) 7 kappaletta
Book of Indian Beauty (1981) 7 kappaletta
Khajuraho (1968) 6 kappaletta
The Sword and the Sickle (1942) 6 kappaletta
India in colour 5 kappaletta
Homage to Khajuraho (1962) 5 kappaletta
Some Street Games Of India (1995) 5 kappaletta
The Mulk Raj Anand Omnibus (2004) 5 kappaletta
The Hindu view of art (1933) 4 kappaletta
Amrita Sher-Gil (1989) 4 kappaletta
The Indian Theatre (1950) 3 kappaletta
Confession of a Lover (1988) 3 kappaletta
Album of Indian Painting (1979) 3 kappaletta
Ajanta (1971) 3 kappaletta
Story of the Indian Post Office (1954) 3 kappaletta
Madhubani painting (1984) 2 kappaletta
Letters on India 2 kappaletta
Death of a Hero: a Novel (1993) 2 kappaletta
Selected Stories 2 kappaletta
MULK RAJ ANAND 2 kappaletta
Lajwanti (1999) 2 kappaletta
Homage to Kalamkari (1979) 1 kappale
The big heart 1 kappale
Anthya Vilapam 1 kappale
Mora 1 kappale
Splendours of Kerala (1980) 1 kappale
Homage to Kalamkari (1979) 1 kappale
Tealevél 1 kappale
Intoccabile 1 kappale
The Liar [short fiction] (1991) 1 kappale
Morning face; a novel (1980) 1 kappale
The story of India (1951) 1 kappale
village, The 1 kappale
Golden Goa (1980) 1 kappale

Associated Works

EVERGREEN REVIEW: VOL. 3, NO. 9: SUMMER 1959 (1959) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Life and letters today, Spring 1937 (1937) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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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.… (lisätietoja)
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Gypsy_Boy | 1 muu arvostelu | Feb 16, 2024 |
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Sampathw | Aug 8, 2023 |
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 | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
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snash | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 13, 2023 |



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