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First published in 1973, Bharathipura is about the practice of untouchability in a traditional society that is evolving into modernity through new economic forces brought in by a certain class of people. The story revolves around the life of an "enlightened" modern Indian, Jagannatha. Violent and unexpected events follow Jagannatha's attempts to revolutionize everyone and everything by linking his own transformation to the changes he wishes to orchestrate. With its display of literary discipline in handling intertwining themes, the novel exposes the complexities of the caste system and the myth of social justice in modern India.

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Shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2012 and The Hindu Literary Review Prize 2011. U.R. Ananthamurthy is an eminent writer and Jnanpith awardee. Novel focusses on issues of caste and untouchability.

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Author's Note Translator's Note Introduction Bharathipura U.R. Ananthamurthy and N. Manu Chakravarthy: In Conversation Glossary


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April 2011 : UK Hardback

Title: Bharathipura
Author(s): U R Ananthamurthy, Susheela Punitha
ISBN: 0-19-807048-9 / 978-0-19-807048-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP India
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : UK Paperback

Title: Bharathipura (Oxford India Paperbacks)
Author(s): U R Ananthamurthy
ISBN: 0-19-808202-9 / 978-0-19-808202-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP India
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