The Serpent And The Rope

Author: Raja Rao
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9351188019
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The Serpent And The Rope from the Author: Raja Rao. Rama, a young scholar, meets Madeleine at a university in France. Though they seem to be made for each other, both alike in temperament and character, at times they are divided, a huge gulf separating them. Rama’s trip back to India for his father’s illness forcibly reminds him of the underlying contrasts between India and Europe, and of a certain conflict between them in himself. When he returns to France, Rama and Madeleine must face the problems in their marriage. Can they preserve their identities, or must one sacrifice one’s inheritance to make the relationship a success?

Raja Rao And The Religious Traditions

Author: Nivedita Nanda
Publisher: Anmol Publications Pvt Limited
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Raja Rao And The Religious Traditions from the Author: Nivedita Nanda. Raja Rao Is Acknowledged As One Of The Greatest Indo-Anglian Writers Of Modern Times And The Serpent And The Rope Is Rightly Acclaimed As A Landmark In The Indian Fiction In English. He Has Been Hailed As A Cultural Ambassador Of India To The Western Literary World And Most Of His Work Is Grounded In The Indian Religious Tradition. The Serpent And The Rope, As The Very Title Signifies, Deals With The Nature Of The Ultimate Reality And Derives Its Philosophic And Metaphysical Core From The Advaita School Of The Vedantic Tradition. Though Numerous Studies Of Raja Rao;S Ouvre Have Been Made With Particular Emphasis On The Interpretation Of The Serpent And The Rope Yet There Is A Dearth Of Studies Which Devote Themselves To An Indepth Study Of The Religious Tradition On Which Raja Rao Takes His Stand.The Present Study Aims At Fulfilling That Need And It Is In Keeping With That Objective That A Full Introductory Chapter On The Vedantic Tradition Has Been Incorporated. It Will Be Found More Useful By The Scholars, Both Indian And Foreigner, Who Are Not Well Familiar With The Fundamental Postulates Of The Vedantic Philosophy. The Other Major Aspects Of The Novel Relating To Its Metaphysical Probings Into The Nature Of Reality, The East-West Encounter As Also Those Relating To The Nature And Role Of Marriage As Envisaged Within The Indian Ethos And Its Pertinent Religious Traditions, Vedantic In Particular, Have Been Studied In Greater Depth And Detail.Mrs. Nanda Has Written The First Book-Length Study Of The Novel, Which Is Quite An Achievement In Itself, And Provides The Various Students And Scholars At The Indian Universities And Abroad, Where This Novel Is Prescribed For Specialized Study, With A New Focus And A Fresh Insight Into The Indian Religious Tradition Which Contributes To The Main Theme Of Self-Realization As Projected In The Lives And Interrelationships Of The Main Characters Of The Novel. The Study Will Also Help Rectify The Prevailing Critical Parallax Which Treats Of Rama, Savitri And Madeleine As Spiritually Enlightened Characters, Whereas, In Actual Practice, They Are Only Struggling Towards The State Of Perfection And Equipoise Which Vedanta Designates As Self-Realisation.The Study Is In The Nature Of A Reassessment, Providing As It Does A New Approach To And An Insight Into Raja Rao S Magnum Opus As Viewed Within The Context Of The Indian Religious Tradition Which Constitutes The Very Warp And Woof Of Its Central Theme.

The Serpent And The Rope

Author: Raja Rao
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The Serpent And The Rope from the Author: Raja Rao. Rama, a young scholar, meets Madeleine at a university in France. Though they seem to be made for each other, both alike in temperament and character, at times they are divided, a huge gulf separating them. Rama's trip back to India for his father's illness forcibly reminds him of the underlying contrasts between India and Europe. When he returns to France, Rama and Madeleine must face the problems in their marriage. Can they preserve their identities, or must one sacrifice one's inheritance to make the relationship a success? With an introduction by R. Parthasarathy 'Lyrical, fluid, colloquial.' New York Times 'More than any other writer of his generation (Rao) established the status of Indian literature in English.' The Hindu

The Fiction Of Raja Rao

Author: Pier Paolo Piciucco
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126900183
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The Fiction Of Raja Rao from the Author: Pier Paolo Piciucco. Raja Rao Is One Of The Triumvirate Of The Pioneering Indian Novelists In English. His Contribution To The Growth Of The English Novel In India Is Enormous. Each One Of His Novels Is A Trendsetter. Kanthapura, For Instance, Demonstrates How The English Language Can Be Used To Tell A Typically Indian Story Without Violating The Native Speech Rhythms And His The Serpent And The Rope Gave A New Direction To The Indian Novel In English By Philosophising It. His Range And Vision Transcend All Barriers. He Used The Fictional Medium To Portray His Patriotic And Philosophical Concerns In A Masterly Way.In This Volume, An Attempt Has Been Made To Assess Raja Rao S Novels And Short Stories In Terms Of His, Philosophy, Vision, Style, Themes And Techniques. It Is Hoped That Raja Rao Scholars Across The Globe Will Find The Book Irresistible.

Socio Cultural Aspects Of Life In The Selected Novels Of Raja Rao

Author: A. Sudhakar Rao
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788171568291
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Socio Cultural Aspects Of Life In The Selected Novels Of Raja Rao from the Author: A. Sudhakar Rao. Raja Rao Is An Erudite Scholar And An Ennobling Indian Novelist In English. His Sensibility Is Verily Indian And Presents A Unified Vision Of Life.His Creditable Career As A Novelist, Beginning With His First Novel Kanthapura (1938), Spans Over Almost More Than Half A Century. The Novel Is A Repository Of The Eventful Phases Of Indian S Struggle For Independence On Gandhian Lines. The Novel Merits The Distinction Of Being A Paradigmatic Text With The Deft Handling Of Myth And History.The Serpent And The Rope (1960) Renowned For Its Metaphysical Moorings Is A Compendium Of The Indian Composite Cultural Complexities Interacting As They Do With The Cross Cultural And Transactional Influences. The Text Holds Out Infinite Possibilities For The Intending Readers Set Out To Undertake A Serious Study.The Cat And Shakespeare (1965), Comrade Kirillov (1976) Are Intact With The Solidity Of An Inbuilt Structural Irony And Put Up An Amazing Picture, In An Amusing Manner, Of The Piquant Situation Obtaining All Over India In The Post-Independence Period, Soon After The Euphoria Of Independence Struggle Ceased To Exercise Its Influence.The Study Being Selective, Is Confined To Socio-Cultural Aspects Of Life As Reflected In The Above Texts.