Untouchable (Penguin Classics)

Untouchable (Penguin Classics)

By: Anand, Mulk Raj

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The powerful story of an Untouchable in India's caste system, now with a new introduction
With precision, vitality, and a fury that earned him praise as India's Charles Dickens, Mulk Raj Anand recreates in" Untouchable" what it was like to live on the fringes of society in pre-independence India. Bakha, an attractive, proud, and strong young man, is also an Untouchable, the lowest of the low in India's caste system. A sweeper and a toilet-cleaner, he must warn others on the street of his status so that he will not pollute them with his presence. In this urgent 1935 re-creation of one day in the life of an outcast, a violent encounter leads Bakha to question his fate--and to find an answer in the unlikeliest of places.

Title: Untouchable (Penguin Classics)

Author Name: Anand, Mulk Raj

Categories: Penguin Classics,

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

ISBN Number: 0141393602

ISBN Number 13: 9780141393605

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: USED

Seller ID: 9780141393605

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