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Untouchable (Penguin Classics)

By: Anand, Mulk Raj

Price: $7.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780141393605

ISBN: 0141393602

Condition: USED


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 ... View more info