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Description - Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand

'They think we are dirt because we clean their dirt' Bakha is a young man, proud and strong; even attractive. He is also an Untouchable in India's caste system. Sweeper and toilet-cleaner, the lowest of the low, he must warn others on the street so that he will not pollute them with his presence. As he seeks comfort in a wrapper of sweet jalebis, a violent encounter leads him to question his fate - and find an answer in the unlikeliest of places. Into this urgent 1935 re-creation of one day in the life of an Outcaste, Anglo-Indian author Mulk Raj Anand poured a vitality and fire that led him to be acclaimed as his country's Dickens. With a new Introduction by Ramachandra Guha 'It has gone straight to the heart of its subject and purified it.' E. M. Forster

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141393605
ISBN-10: 0141393602
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 9mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mulk Raj Anand

Mulk Raj Anand, 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 novels on humanism have been translated into several world languages. He died in 2004.

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