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The Resource Samskara : a rite for a dead man, U.R. Ananthamurthy ; translated from the Kannada by A.K. Ramanujan

Samskara : a rite for a dead man, U.R. Ananthamurthy ; translated from the Kannada by A.K. Ramanujan

Label
Samskara : a rite for a dead man
Title
Samskara
Title remainder
a rite for a dead man
Statement of responsibility
U.R. Ananthamurthy ; translated from the Kannada by A.K. Ramanujan
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kan
  • eng
Summary
Examining the caste system, culture, religious rules, and traditions, as well as the ambivalent relationship between handed-down cultural values and the new values of a changing world, Samskara looks at deeper moral and philosophical issues like how to lead a righteous life, the validity of customs, and the concept of brahminism in a contemporary world. A classic of modern Indian literature, it is both a religious novel and a contemporary reworking of ancient Hindu themes and myths. Probing multiple meanings of the word 'Samskara', which means rite of passage, ritual, preparation, transformation, as well as death rites, this novel is an engrossing tale of the personal transformation of a man living in a community that refuses to change with the times
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
894.8/14371
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
Label
Samskara : a rite for a dead man, U.R. Ananthamurthy ; translated from the Kannada by A.K. Ramanujan
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in English in 1976 by Oxford University Press India and reprinted here by arrangement with the publisher"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944933798
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 158 pages
Isbn
9781590179123
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016019584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944933798
Label
Samskara : a rite for a dead man, U.R. Ananthamurthy ; translated from the Kannada by A.K. Ramanujan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in English in 1976 by Oxford University Press India and reprinted here by arrangement with the publisher"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944933798
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 158 pages
Isbn
9781590179123
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016019584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944933798

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