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untouchable (original 1935; edição 2016)

por m-anand-raj-ulk (Autor)

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'They think we are dirt because we clean their dirt' Bakha is a young man, proud and strong; even attractive. He is also an Untouchable in India's caste system. Sweeper and toilet-cleaner, the lowest of the low, he must warn others on the street so that he will not pollute them with his presence. As he seeks comfort in a wrapper of sweet jalebis, a violent encounter leads him to question his fate - and find an answer in the unlikeliest of places. Into this urgent 1935 re-creation of one day in the life of an Outcaste, Anglo-Indian author Mulk Raj Anand poured a vitality and fire that led him to be acclaimed as his country's Dickens. With a new Introduction by Ramachandra Guha'It has gone straight to the heart of its subject and purified it.' E. M. Forster… (mais)
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Untouchable por Mulk Raj Anand (1935)

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Bakha is a young Untouchable, at an age where passion and reason battle fiercely and rebellion is difficult to contain. Through the adventures of a day, we see the contrasts of his life - his social condition, his familial predicament, his precious humanity. Anand thus walks us through all the emotions from servility to righteous anger, as this young man navigates life's unfairness.
The conclusion is a hopeful one: Gandhi, who preaches unity and independence, and modernity which is knocking at India's door both carried by the heavy gusts of wind, lead us to believe that Bakha can have a better future... the question that remains is, will he (Bakha) have the enduring courage to see it through. ( )
  Cecilturtle | Oct 1, 2021 |
I enjoyed this book. It's a good topic to learn about. ( )
  Linde1 | Apr 30, 2020 |
This is a good book, that takes you through the day of an Untouchable in India. Why do we still have Untouchables? We do. There is no answer to this one. The book does expose the essential hypocrisy that exists in Indian society - it is okay for a priest to flirt with and attempt to have sex with an untouchable woman, but it is not okay for her to protest. When she does so, she becomes a human being who pollutes.

"We clean their dirt, and we are dirt" is a line(I have paraphrased it) in the book, and this is illustrative.

It's a good book. I was not sure of the part where he introduces Mahatma Gandhi into the narrative. Apart from that quibble, I'd suggest that you read the book. ( )
  RajivC | Nov 24, 2019 |
Awful. ( )
  DanielSTJ | May 5, 2019 |
A day in the life of a single Dalit and the ways in which he secures food and tries to accommodate his mixture of yearning and resignation with those of his family and those of the castes above him.

Feels much more modern than what I expected from a 1930s book. Beautifully written. Concerned with the plight of the Dalit and their slave-like existence on the periphery of Hindu society, but does so not through melodrama or preachiness, but by presenting their lives as-is. Attitudes and viewpoints are contrasted, not by setting up straw characters to serve as mouthpieces for political views, but by having nuanced characters clash in nuanced ways. Life as she is lived makes an excellent case for change, better than authorial filibustering ever could. The one speech that does make it into the book is admittedly anvilicious, but even that is tempered by how its effects on the main character are different from the ones intended. Even so, the book left me wonderfully conflicted. Nicely done! ( )
  Petroglyph | Oct 1, 2017 |
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'They think we are dirt because we clean their dirt' Bakha is a young man, proud and strong; even attractive. He is also an Untouchable in India's caste system. Sweeper and toilet-cleaner, the lowest of the low, he must warn others on the street so that he will not pollute them with his presence. As he seeks comfort in a wrapper of sweet jalebis, a violent encounter leads him to question his fate - and find an answer in the unlikeliest of places. Into this urgent 1935 re-creation of one day in the life of an Outcaste, Anglo-Indian author Mulk Raj Anand poured a vitality and fire that led him to be acclaimed as his country's Dickens. With a new Introduction by Ramachandra Guha'It has gone straight to the heart of its subject and purified it.' E. M. Forster

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