S.L. Bhyrappa
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Matadana reveals the caste based politics and other dynamics that grip the democratic institution of ballot box in India
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Published 2007 by Sahitya Bhandara (first published 1965)
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Mohammed Shaffi
This book was written in 60's. Imagine?? The story holds true even today. SLB is way ahead of times!!!
Matadana is a book on politics/election system in India. It revolves around a young Doctor who is serving society through his profession. Story takes a twist when Doctor decides to extend his public work by entering into politics. Author has brilliantly depicted caste based politics operating in Indian society.
I saw the movie first and then read the book, but the book was in my opinion much better.
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Early life

Bhyrappa was born in a Hoysala Karnataka Brahmin family at Santeshivara, a remote village in Channarayapatna taluk of Hassan district, about 200 km from Bangalore. He lost his mother to Bubonic plague early in childhood and took on odd jobs to pay for his education. His childhood influences include the Kannada literature Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar; Bhyrappa briefly participated in the India...more
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