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Mulk Raj Anand (1905–2004)

Autor(a) de Untouchable

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Obras por Mulk Raj Anand

Untouchable (1935) 728 exemplares
Private Life of an Indian Prince (1953) 27 exemplares
Across the Black Waters (1627) 19 exemplares
5 Indian Masters (2003) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Seven Summers: A Memoir (1970) 17 exemplares
Selected Short Stories (2006) 12 exemplares
Two leaves and a bud (1954) 12 exemplares
Conversations in Bloomsbury (1981) 11 exemplares
Greatest Short Stories (1999) 11 exemplares
Gauri (1976) 10 exemplares
The village (1939) 7 exemplares
Book of Indian Beauty (1981) 7 exemplares
Khajuraho (1968) 6 exemplares
The Sword and the Sickle (1942) 6 exemplares
India in colour 5 exemplares
Homage to Khajuraho (1962) 5 exemplares
Some Street Games Of India (1995) 5 exemplares
The Mulk Raj Anand Omnibus (2004) 5 exemplares
The Hindu view of art (1933) 4 exemplares
Amrita Sher-Gil (1989) 4 exemplares
The Indian Theatre (1950) 3 exemplares
Confession of a Lover (1988) 3 exemplares
Album of Indian Painting (1979) 3 exemplares
Ajanta (1971) 3 exemplares
Story of the Indian Post Office (1954) 3 exemplares
Madhubani painting (1984) 2 exemplares
Letters on India 2 exemplares
Death of a Hero: a Novel (1993) 2 exemplares
Selected Stories 2 exemplares
MULK RAJ ANAND 2 exemplares
Lajwanti (1999) 2 exemplares
Homage to Kalamkari (1979) 1 exemplar
The big heart 1 exemplar
Anthya Vilapam 1 exemplar
Mora 1 exemplar
Splendours of Kerala (1980) 1 exemplar
Homage to Kalamkari (1979) 1 exemplar
Tealevél 1 exemplar
Intoccabile 1 exemplar
The Liar [short fiction] (1991) 1 exemplar
MargVOL XXIV No. 2 1 exemplar
Morning face; a novel (1980) 1 exemplar
The story of India (1951) 1 exemplar
village, The 1 exemplar
Golden Goa (1980) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

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


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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.… (mais)
Gypsy_Boy | 1 outra crítica | 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 | 18 outras críticas | 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 | 18 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2023 |



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