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It describes the period in which the struggle against the foreign government was dominating the political scenario in India. At that time the Non-Cooperation Movement was in vogue. Congress under the leadership of Gandhi was leading the movement. Raja Rao supported the ideas of Gandhi thus Kanthapura as a political novel is totally influenced by the principles of Gandhi.

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Early life[ edit ] Raja Rao was born on 8 November in Hassan , in the princely state of Mysore now in Karnataka in South India , into a Kannada -speaking Brahmin family [3] and was the eldest of 9 siblings, having seven sisters and a brother named Yogeshwara Ananda. His father, H.

His mother, Gauramma, was a homemaker who died when Raja Rao was 4 years old. Another influence from early life was his grandfather, with whom he lived in Hassan and Harihalli or Harohalli. He began learning French. After graduating from the University of Madras , having majored in English and history, he won the Asiatic Scholarship of the Government of Hyderabad in , for studying abroad.

He studied French language and literature, and later at the Sorbonne in Paris, he explored the Indian influence on Irish literature. He married Camille Mouly, who taught French at Montpellier, in The marriage lasted until Later he depicted the breakdown of their marriage in The Serpent and the Rope. Rao published his first stories in French and English.

During —32 he contributed four articles written in Kannada for Jaya Karnataka, an influential journal. He participated in the Quit India Movement of In — he co-edited with Ahmad Ali a journal from Bombay called Tomorrow. He was the prime mover in the formation of a cultural organisation, Sri Vidya Samiti, devoted to reviving the values of ancient Indian civilisation; this organisation failed shortly after inception.

In Bombay, he was also associated with Chetana, a cultural society for the propagation of Indian thought and values.

The story is seen from the perspective of a small Mysore village in South India. Rao borrows the style and structure from Indian vernacular tales and folk-epic. Rao returned to the theme of Gandhism in the short story collection The Cow of the Barricades The Serpent and the Rope was written after a long silence during which Rao returned to India.

The work dramatised the relationships between Indian and Western culture. The serpent in the title refers to illusion and the rope to reality. He had great respect for women, once he said, "Women is the Earth, air, ether, sound, women is the microcosm of the mind". They had one son, Christopher Rama. In , after his divorce from Katherine, Rao married his third wife, Susan Vaught, whom he met when she was a student at the University of Texas in the s.

In he received the prestigious International Neustadt Prize for Literature. It was established "to recognize writers and scholars who have made an out standing contribution to the Literature and Culture of the South Asian Diaspora.

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Kanthapura

Kanthapura is a traditional caste ridden Indian village which is away from all modern ways of living. Dominant castes like Brahmins are privileged to get the best region of the village whereas Sudras, Pariahs are marginalized. The village is believed to have protected by a local deity called Kenchamma. A temple is built there, which later became the centre point of the village life.

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Gandhian Ideology in Kanthapura by Raja Rao

Early life[ edit ] Raja Rao was born on 8 November in Hassan , in the princely state of Mysore now in Karnataka in South India , into a Kannada -speaking Brahmin family [3] and was the eldest of 9 siblings, having seven sisters and a brother named Yogeshwara Ananda. His father, H. His mother, Gauramma, was a homemaker who died when Raja Rao was 4 years old. Another influence from early life was his grandfather, with whom he lived in Hassan and Harihalli or Harohalli. He began learning French. After graduating from the University of Madras , having majored in English and history, he won the Asiatic Scholarship of the Government of Hyderabad in , for studying abroad.

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Role of Women in Kanthapura by Raja Rao

Struggle of Women Introduction The woman in India and other patriarchal countries symbolises weakness. She is supposed to live a miserable and dependent life. Our culture has neither given her the right to remain free and independent not to act on her own. She is considered to be a creature to be commanded.

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