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One has to convey the various shades and omissions of a certain thought-movement that looks maltreated in an alien language. The novel is narrated in the form of a purana by an old woman of the village, Achakka.

And a virgin will janthapura become pregnant, Red is the earth around the Goddess, For thou hast slain the Red-demon.

But as long as Range Gowda was there, there was no fear. And I have 57 daughters to marry, and so has everybody else.

Ramayya cried out, 11 Ayyo. Reena Kapoor 8 December at Ten months and four days, I tell you! Though Rangamma and Rachanna were willing to release him on bail, he refused. We wept and we prayed, and we vowed and we fasted, and maybe the gods would hear our feeble voices. The Mahatma is a good man and a simple man.

And then, once the holy meal is over, there is the coconut and the two rupees, and if it is the That-House people it is five, and the Post- Olfice- House people two-eight.


The Congress men will have to swear again to speak Truth, to spin their daily one hundred yards, and put aside the idea of the holy brahmin and the untouchable pariah. Aniruddha 22 September at For hath not the Lord said in the Gita, Whensoever there is ignorance and corruption I come, for I, says Krishna, am the defender of dharma, and the British came to protect our dharma.

Fight, says he, but harm no soul. They bared their breasts and marched towards the machine-guns, ten thousand in all, and bullets went through them, and a fulll and twenty-five were shot through and through, and yet they went up and conquered the city. And across the Mysore border, in Belur, they can even enter the temple once a year. And Priest Rangappa says with his gruff voice, 4 And you are all ready, you sons of my woman?

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Already he has moved down to the hut by the main gate, and he and his dog and his woman keep kanthaupra over’ everyone that crosses the stile. Generally a story from one of the Indian legends is taken, and with music and dance, the Harikatha-performcr relates it in extemporized verse. But someone would be chanting away, and clapping away, and through half- wakened eyes Siva would be seen, staring kanthspura weird, and such terror would come over us that we would rub our eyes and sing again.

Akhtarul Islam 26 June at No wonder that Waterfall Venkamma roared day and night against Rangamma. And it was on one of those evenings that they had invited Jayaramachar — you know Jayaramachar, the famous Harikatha- man?

Moorthy was released later and he came out as strong as he was. Mahatma Gandhi ki jai! To tell you the truth, Bhatta left us after harvest on a pilgrimage to Kashi. How, how is one an outcaste? She was nearing sixty-five years of age, and it was not for nothing she had borne eleven children, five of them dead; and of the remaining six, Moorthy was the only son; the rest were daughters, married here and there, one to a shanbhog across the Mysore border, another to a priest, and another one to a landowner, another to a Revenue Inspector, and the kanthspura one to a court clerk — all well married, with large families of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and all of them blessed with children except Sata, the second daughter who never had a child in spite of all her money and pilgrimages.

I swear he would have done had not the stream run the way it did. But he had had a wicked thought.

And you have only to look at her gold belt and her dharmawar sari. And we too would start our pilgrimage soon, with Moorthy before us. Lord, may such be the path of our outgoing Soul! He said he had the great fever three days after he had been in prison, and they ordered him to get out as usual and grind the oil-seed, and though he said he was too weak the warders cried 4 Ass!

Then they take it away and put it into huge mills brought from their own country and run by their own men — and when the rice is husked and washed and is nothing but pulp, they sell it to Banya Ramanlal or Chotalal, who send it by train to Banya Bapanlal and Motilal and Bapanlal and Motilal sent it to the Tippur Fair, 29 and Subba Chetty and Rama Chetty will cart twenty sacks of it home.


Sleep slowly came over him, and so deep was his rest that people were already moving about in the streets when he awoke. Moorthy would go there tomorrow.

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Although he is depressed over the violence at the estate, he takes responsibility and goes on a three-day fast and emerges morally elated. And from the byre came the sound of milking — Kanthapuura was there.

This was and still is the ordinary style of our story-telling. He is a Vaisya and he may do what he likes.

The Swami says he will outcaste every brahmin who has touched a pariah. Kenchainma came from the Hea- vens — it was the sage Tripura who had made penances to bring her down — and she waged fext a battle and she fought so many a night that the blood soaked and soaked into the earth, and that is why the Kenchamma Hill is all red.

Then Moorthy says, 4 This is what is to be done. He wore home spun khaddar. Children light them all, so that when darkness hangs drooping down the kantha;ura, gods may be seen passing by, blue gods and quiet gods and bright-eyed gods. He felt he kanthapuga touch the stones and they would hang to his hands, he felt he could touch a snake and it would spread its sheltering hood above him.

What do you say to that, Venkamma? They were always badly dressed and always paid revenues due and debts after several notices.

Then Mada sends Lingayya. And there follows a long tilting silence, and then yells and moans and groans again. We would not hate him. There was a vital softness about it he had hardly ever felt.

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