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Samskara : A Rite for a Dead Man
by U. R. Anantha Murthy and U. R. Ananthamurthy and A. K. Ramnujan


Overview - Made into a powerful, award-winning film in 1970, this important Kannada novel of the sixties has received widespread acclaim from both critics and general readers since its first publication in 1965. As a religious novel about a decaying brahmin colony in the south Indian village of Karnataka, Samskara serves as an allegory rich in realistic detail, a contemporary reworking of ancient Hindu themes and myths, and a serious, poetic study of a religious man living in a community of priests gone to seed.  Read more...

 
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More About Samskara by U. R. Anantha Murthy; U. R. Ananthamurthy; A. K. Ramnujan
 
 
 
Overview
Made into a powerful, award-winning film in 1970, this important Kannada novel of the sixties has received widespread acclaim from both critics and general readers since its first publication in 1965. As a religious novel about a decaying brahmin colony in the south Indian village of Karnataka, Samskara serves as an allegory rich in realistic detail, a contemporary reworking of ancient Hindu themes and myths, and a serious, poetic study of a religious man living in a community of priests gone to seed. A death which stands as the central event in the plot brings in its wake a plague, many more deaths, live questions with only dead answers, moral chaos, and the rebirth of one man. The volume provides a useful glossary of Hindu myths, customs, Indian names, flora, and other terms. Notes and an afterword enhance the self-contained, faithful, and yet readable translation.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195610796
  • ISBN-10: 0195610792
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: June 1979
  • Page Count: 176
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds

Series: Oxford India Collection (Paperback)

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