Raja Rao Summary

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  • 10 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (10)

445 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Martin Tucker The Serpent and the Rope is much more than the description of the spiritual journey of an Indian visitor to a new land…. In his main character, Ramaswamy, the au... Read more
1,302 words, approx. 5 pages
Critical Essay by S. Krishnamoorthy Aithal and Rashmi Aithal Raja Rao's The Serpent and the Rope, the classic of Indo-English literature, portrays the encounter between East and West on the int... Read more
213 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Hortense Calisher If Raja Rao's The Serpent and the Rope has a shape of its own, it is one altogether outside the duality of the Western mind. Such is both the intent and fasc... Read more
304 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Lois Hartley Whether writing of sophisticates or peasants, Raja Rao has a style that is slow-moving and difficult, and his texts require, for the ordinary reader, many notes of expli... Read more
432 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Edward C. Dimock, Jr. To some schools of Indian religion the cat has a metaphorical significance. There are two theories of Grace: In the first, man's responsibility is to cli... Read more
1,075 words, approx. 4 pages
Critical Essay by Ahmed Ali [Raja Rao] published his first novel Kanthapura in 1938, which, but for its title, would have met with greater success than it did. It had a pictorial quality of its own bo... Read more
852 words, approx. 3 pages
Critical Essay by Janet P. Gemmil [The Serpent and the Rope] reflects the cultural synthesis effected in the mind of the author in his own encounter with Europe as epitomized by his intellectual Frenc... Read more
955 words, approx. 4 pages
Critical Essay by R. Shepherd In The Cat and Shakespeare (1965) the larger natural symbols of The Serpent and the Rope (1960) have been adapted for a deeper and more intensive examination of Truth, no... Read more
1,426 words, approx. 5 pages
Critical Essay by Charles R. Larson [In Kanthapura,] Raja Rao has abandoned his position as story teller, giving it over to his fictive female persona [Achakka]. I can think of few other instances in ... Read more
3,259 words, approx. 11 pages
Critical Essay by Richard R. Guzman Of the few [Third World] writers who have managed to synthesize forms and idioms out of the clash of the native and Western, one certainly thinks of Raja Rao, whom ... Read more