Untouchable

Untouchable

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by Mulk Raj Anand, Mulk Raj Anand
     
 

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The powerful story of an Untouchable in India’s caste system, now with a new introduction

With precision, vitality, and a fury that earned him praise as India’s Charles Dickens, Mulk Raj Anand recreates in Untouchable what it was like to live on the fringes of society in pre-independence India. Bakha, an attractive, proud, and

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The powerful story of an Untouchable in India’s caste system, now with a new introduction

With precision, vitality, and a fury that earned him praise as India’s Charles Dickens, Mulk Raj Anand recreates in Untouchable what it was like to live on the fringes of society in pre-independence India. Bakha, an attractive, proud, and strong young man, is also an Untouchable, the lowest of the low in India’s caste system. A sweeper and a toilet-cleaner, he must warn others on the street of his status so that he will not pollute them with his presence. In this urgent 1935 re-creation of one day in the life of an outcast, a violent encounter leads Bakha to question his fate—and to find an answer in the unlikeliest of places.

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ISBN-13:
9780140183955
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/1990
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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E M. Forster
"It recalled to me very vividly the occassions I have walked "the wrong way" in an Indian city, and it is a way down which no novelist has yet taken me..."

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