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Critical Analysis of Raja Rao’S Novel-Kanthapura |

Shivangi, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Raja Rao, the famousIndian English writer, was born on 8th November 1908 in Hassan, Karnataka . Nationalism was atheme of many of his novels. His novel Kanthapura is an account of MahatmaGandhi's teachings. It is the story of national struggle through the view pointof a villager in Karnataka. In the words of a critic- "Raja Rao is one ofthose enigmatic writers whose novels have been received with wholeheartedcommendation by such critics as C.D. Narasimhaiah and Edwin Thumboo and with asintense or bemused a condemnation by many critics in India and by the reviewersof Time and the New York Times abroad. Rao is apowerful writer. He is profoundly metaphysical in the way he thinks and feels,and he has a scholarly background, an intimate familiarity with primary textsof Hindu, Bhuddhist, and Christian philosophies; his mastery of Englishvocabulary is indisputable (as is his mastery of French), and his prose isoften scintillating poetry. ... All of Rao's novels explore philosophicalconcepts."