Bharathipura has 80 ratings and 7 reviews. The obviousness of the novel is embarrassing – URA is a caterer not a writer; he knows he’s catering but doesn’t. Format: Paperback. Bharathipura is an old-fashioned novel, with a captivating story that moves along Flaubertian lines: no pointless side-trips. At the same time, . 4 May I went through a similar sensation while reading this particular novel which The story is set in the town of Bharathipura which is noted for its.

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His son, Ganesha Bhatta supports Jagannatha inwardly as he is tired of the customs Manjunatha’s presence impose. He writes long letters to her detailing his life in Bharathipura and the course of action he is planning to take.

Neelakantaswami pulled the first man, Pilla, bharqthipura while Jagan stood there motionless.

And then throughout the book you are think “The instant of decision is madness. Being a western educated young bgarathipura, he comes back from England carrying a new version of “white man’s burden”.

Bharathipura by U.R. Ananthamurthy ಯು. ಆರ್. ಅನ೦ತಮೂರ್ತಿ

Set in contemporary India, ‘Bharathipura’ revolves around the life of an ‘enlightened’ modern Indian, Jagannatha, who in order to get rid of his personal burdens commits a ‘scandalous’ act. Jaganatha is determined to initiate social change.

Shubhanshu Gupta rated it really liked it Feb 18, He plays the hero by assuming the position of the light bearer to the untouchables whose names he keeps forgetting.

Manjunath rated it really liked it Nov 08, Yet even after independence, the place has retained its attitudes toward untouchability.


Brahmin Jagannatha can, to some extent, get away with proposing his outlandish ideas though he also meets with quite a bit of personal rejection when he tries to push the issue but actually changing society is quite a different proposition. I went through a similar sensation while reading this particular novel which could rather be called a philosophy treatise.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ananthamurthy general information review summaries our review links about the author Title: He was even accused in an anonymous letter that he bharathipua an illegitimate son to his mother. Tomichan Matheikal 4 May at No trivia or quizzes yet. Siding with the marginalised has become the new fashion lately just like the charities offered by the multi-millionaires to enhance their social profile.

URA majority known for his criticsrational thinking and critical intelligence.

Aug 10, Carol rated it liked it Shelves: Sagar BM rated it really liked it Oct 07, Aby Mathew rated it it was ok Nov 02, Pradeep Jigalur rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Manjula rated it it was ok Nov 08, Prashla rated it really liked it Aug 28, The rigid caste society has taken some knocks over the years as politicians have been forced to try to be more open and inclusive, but in a backwater like Bharathipura that has only gotten so far.

Ajesh Babu rated it really liked it Jun 30, Orthofer23 July There is a belief that Holeyaru who enter the nivel will spew blood and die. Vidyadhar Durgekar rated it really liked it Sep 21, A life together still seems possible — she applies for a position at an international school in Bangalore — but he understands that they wouldn’t be able to live in provincial Bharathipura if they were together: Arguments and debates abound throughout, with the story patching it together to form an interesting read.


They insert maximum effort to alienate themselves from their caste and to become a part of the upperclassmen. All in all, it is slow but still, an enjoyable read penned by one of the bharathipyra Jnanpith awardees.

URA is an unnecessarily obvious writer of ideas and Bharathipura reads as though it has been written for somebody to write a thesis on ‘Tradition and Modernity in URA’s Fiction’. Bharathipuura central character is Jagannatha, a Brahmin whose family wealth makes him the richest man in town.

Arguments and debates abound throughout, with the story patching it together to form an interesting read.

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First published in’Bharathipura’ reveals U. Hardcoverpages. He goes to the inner sanctum and somehow dislodges the deity bhartahipura throws it into the river. How many really empathise with them.

Bharathipura by U R Ananthamurthy

It is one of the major pilgrimage sites in the country. I must make these people bharsthipura the anguish of becoming responsible for their lives.

A few days before the planned entry the Holeyaru huts catch fire though the source of this arson is never found. Having spent six years studying in England he has returned to Bharathipura and is now terribly disappointed by the rigid and stultified society here.

Hemanth Kumar M rated it really liked it Feb 26, The complete review ‘s Review:.