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Untouchable (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
by Mulk Raj Anand | Literature & Fiction
Registered by froggirlwendy of Brisbane, Queensland Australia on 1/24/2010
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by jeniwren): to be read


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by froggirlwendy from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Sunday, January 24, 2010

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FROM THE BACK:

"It recalled to me vividly the occasions I have walked 'the wrong way' in an Indian city, and it is a way down which no novelist has yet taken me...' So wrote E.M. Forster in 1934, championing Mulk Raj Anand's finest and most controversial novel. Here Anand conveys precisely, with urgency and barely disguised fury, what it might be like to be one of India's Untouchables.

Bakha is a young man, a proud and even an attractive young man, but none the less he is an outcast in a system that is now only slowly changing and was then as cruel and debilitating as that of apartheid. Into this re-creatiopn of one day in the life of Bakha, sweeper and latrine-cleaner, Anand poured a vitality, fire and richness of detail that have caused him to be acclaimed as his country's Charles Dickens as well as this century's greatest revealer of the 'other' India." 


Journal Entry 2 by dolphin-au at Lake Macquarie, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, March 18, 2012

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Thanks Wendy, I had forgotten all about this book coming my way, so this was a very pleasant surprise. Looks like an intriguing book. 


Journal Entry 3 by dolphin-au at Lake Macquarie, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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Though the subject matter is interesting as a literary experience this book was disappointing. The writing is very pedestrian and lecturing. 


Journal Entry 4 by dolphin-au at Lake Macquarie, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (1/15/2014 UTC) at Lake Macquarie, New South Wales Australia

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sent to crimson-tide in the company of a couple of other 1001 books. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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Arrived as one of a number of lovely "1001 book" RABCKs.
Thanks heaps, dolphin-au.  


Journal Entry 6 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Friday, April 28, 2017

6 out of 10

Interesting culturally and historically, but not an easy read due to the style and language. And just way too much "telling". But it is another 1001 book off the list! ;-) 


Journal Entry 7 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Friday, April 28, 2017

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Released 2 mos ago (4/28/2017 UTC) at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia

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Given to jeniwren. A personal delivery while visiting on a trip up the NSW south coast. :D 


Journal Entry 8 by jeniwren at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, April 29, 2017

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Received in controlled release * by hand* from crimson-tide on a recent visit to the south coast of NSW. Now this is a writer unfamiliar to me but I have a fondness for Indian literature so will try to make time for this one sooner rather than later. From the previous journal entries I will approach with some trepidation..............ooh so many books so little time !! 


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