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Untouchable

Author: Mulk Raj Anand; Ramachandra Guha; E M Forster
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2014. ©1935
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Josef Hader
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mulk Raj Anand; Ramachandra Guha; E M Forster
ISBN: 9780141393605 0141393602 0141393610 9780141393612
OCLC Number: 861356723
Notes: Previous edition: London: Penguin, 1990.
"Copyright 135 by Mulk Raj Anand" -- title page verso.
Description: xv, 144 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: 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. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Mulk Raj Anand ; with an introduction by Ramachandra Guha and an afterword by E.M. Forster.

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Tells the story of an Untouchable in India's caste system, with an introduction by Ramachandra Guha, author of Gandhi Bakha is a proud and attractive young man, yet none the less he is an Untouchable  Read more...

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It recalled to me very vividly the occasions I have walked 'the wrong way' in an Indian city, and it is a way down which no novelist has yet taken me -- E. M. Forster One of the most eloquent and Read more...

 
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