Untouchable

Untouchable


Introduction by:
Afterword by:

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141393605
  • 176  Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.
Untouchable

Untouchable

Mulk Raj Anand, Introduction by: Ramachandra Guha, Afterword by: E. M. Forster

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