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Untouchable - (Penguin Classics) by Mulk Raj Anand (Paperback)

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  • Mulk Raj Anand's extraordinarily powerful story of an Untouchable in India's caste system, with a new introduction by Ramachandra Guha, author of GandhiBakha is a proud and attractive young man, yet none the less he is an Untouchable - an outcast in India's caste system.
  • About the Author: Mulk Raj Anand (1905-2004) was among the most highly regarded Indian novelists who wrote in English.
  • 176 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Classics
  • Series Name: Penguin Classics

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Mulk Raj Anand's extraordinarily powerful story of an Untouchable in India's caste system, with a new introduction by Ramachandra Guha, author of Gandhi

Bakha is a proud and attractive young man, yet none the less he is an Untouchable - an outcast in India's caste system. It is a system that is even now only slowly changing and was then as cruel and debilitating as that of apartheid. Into this vivid re-creation of one day in the life of Bakha, sweeper and toilet-cleaner, Anand pours a vitality, fire and richness of detail that earn his place as one of the twentieth century's most important Indian writers.

'One of the most eloquent and imaginative works to deal with this difficult and emotive subject' Martin Seymour-Smith

'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



About the Author



Mulk Raj Anand (1905-2004) was among the most highly regarded Indian novelists who wrote in English. Born in Peshawar, he lived in England for many years before settling in a village in Western India after World War II.

Ramachandra Guha is the author of a forthcoming two-volume biography of Gandhi and is a professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.7 Inches (H) x 5.0 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: .3 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Group
Format: Paperback
Author: Mulk Raj Anand
Language: English
Street Date: June 24, 2014
TCIN: 16180921
UPC: 9780141393605
Item Number (DPCI): 247-27-3301
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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