Kanthapura Summary
Raja Rao

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Kanthapura Overview

Raja Rao's novel Kanthapura explores the Gandhian independence movement of India and its journey through a small village named Kanthapura. As Moorthy brings Gandhi's philosophies to the village, the very fabric of Kanthapura becomes undone, as the people clash over new ideas surrounding caste, government and religion. By the end of the book, themes of nonviolence, nationalism and exploitation are explored amidst the chaos of violent change in India.
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