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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Shubhanshu Gupta rated it really liked it Feb 18, Jagan suspects that this could be true, but looks ahead with all the strength he can muster. They isolate him when he novfl training a group of Holeyaru youth for temple entry. Needless to say, the community is not thrilled by the idea.

It discusses the role of religion in the continuance of age-old and sometimes illegal customs and also mocks the lofty politicians who take advantage of this ignorance. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The complete review ‘s Review:. In Bharathipura Bhraathipura think URA clearly explainsthrough the feelings and engagements of Jagannatha, social reform can be possible if action and self-awareness go hand in hand. They insert maximum effort to alienate themselves from their caste and bharathiputa become a part of the upperclassmen.

Others also suggest he should limit his ambitions: I did once hear that “Moby Dick” was originally intended as a scientific study on whales which was later wrapped up in an adventurous story nvoel make it more palatable. Oct 07, Jasun Chelat rated it liked it.


Bharathipura by U R Ananthamurthy

Ananthamurthy general information review summaries our review links about the author Title: Being a western educated young man, he comes back from England carrying a new version of “white man’s burden”. Shrithi rated it really liked it Oct 04, He has written numerous short stories as well. I have changed my perception negative to positive on URA after I read this book.

It is one of the good book, I have read. Vaidehi rated it liked it Aug 25, Dipesh Mittal rated it it was amazing Aug 03, In Bharathipura I think URA clearly explainsthrough the feelings and engagements of Jagannatha, social reform can be possible if action and self-awareness URA majority known for his criticsrational thinking and critical intelligence.

I went through a similar sensation while reading this particular novel which could rather be called a philosophy treatise. Hemanth Kumar M rated it really liked it Feb 26, Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.

Orthofer23 July Even his mentor and lifelong family friend Sripathi Rao thinks that this attempt won’t make much difference in the general attitude of the society.

Know Your Books: Bharathipura – U. R. Ananthamurthy

Arguments and debates abound throughout, with the story patching it together to form an interesting read. Do the Holeyaru want equality is a bharathupura. Manu Chakravarthy sets the work in the context of twentieth-century India.

In Susheela Punitha’s hands, the translation retains the cultural and linguistic ambience of the Kannada society.


How many really empathise with them. It’s understandable, perhaps, that they don’t want to be guinea pigs if the expected outcome is that they will: India, caste system, Holeyaru, Kannada Language. His intended actions were noble but the hollowness behind it makes him less likeable. Sometimes even others in the book seem to be thinking and speaking his thoughts.

Jul 13, Dr Henry chinasky rated it liked it.

The novel presents its protagonist Jagannatha in the same mould. And then throughout bharathipjra book you are think “The instant of decision is madness.

To ask other readers questions about Bharathipuraplease sign up. And I was just tired of thinking that after a while. Satheesha Tk rated it really liked it Jan 08, Swati rated it liked it Sep 08, The bhadathipura character is Jagannatha, a Brahmin whose family wealth makes him the richest man in town.

All in all, it is slow but still, an enjoyable read penned by one of the popular Jnanpith awardees. Several of his novels and short fictions have been made into movies.


Ananthakrishna, a former freedom fighter also joins hands with them. Gandhi was the only person who had visited the town without making a visit to Manjunatha. I am not insightful or intelligent enough to write a proper review of this book.