Untouchable

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Author: Mulk Raj Anand

9780143027805 | PB | pp. 160 | 2001 | Penguin Random House India

Untouchable describes a day in the life of a young man who experiences various hardships because he is shunned by Indian society as an outcast.

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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 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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Author:

Mulk Raj Anand

ISBN:

9780143027805

Binding:

Paperback

Year of Publication:

2001

Pages:

160

Publisher:

Penguin Random House India

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author, one of the most highly regarded Indian novelists writing in English, was born in Peshawar in 1905. He was educated at the universities of Lahore, London and Cambridge, and lived in England for many years, finally settling in a village in Western India after the war. His main concern has always been for “the creatures in the lower depths of Indian society who once were men and women: the rejected, who had no way to articulate their anguish against the opressors.” His novels of humanism have been translated into several world languages.

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