Analysis Of Kanthapura By Raja Rao

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Raja Rao, an internationally renowned novelist was among the first major Indian writers to cajole the English language into conveying the distinctive cadences of his native country. Raja Rao, along with writers like R. K. Narayan, specialised the language of the colonizer to represent the experience of the colonized. By evoking the sights, sounds, pleasures and hardships of Indian village life, these writers forged the English literature of 20th-century India.The Serpent and the Rope is yet another which was universally hailed as a masterpiece of Raja Rao with French sketch and autobiographical framework. The novelist won the Sahitya Akademi Award. Raja Rao was perhaps the most brilliant and certainly the most interesting writer of modern India.”Raja Rao’s best-known novels include his first, “Kanthapura.” Narrated in the voice of an elderly woman, the novel explores the turbulence in a South Indian village caused by the arrival of a Gandhi-like figure who preaches nonviolent resistance to British rule. Written when Raja Rao was just 21 and published only years later, “Kanthapura” reveals his characteristic style, lyrical, fluid, colloquial already firmly in place. In the foreword to “Kanthapura,” Raja Rao set forth what was to be a lifelong literary concern, conveying the Indian experience to the larger world in a language besides his native Kannada. The paper is an analysis of the novel “Kanthapura,”and the characteristic features which has been handled in a vivid
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