Mulk Raj Anand


Born
in Peshwar, British Indian Ocean Territory
December 12, 1905

Died
September 28, 2004

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Mulk Raj Anand was an Indian writer in English, notable for his depiction of the lives of the poorer castes in traditional Indian society. One of the pioneers of Indo-Anglian fiction, he, together with R. K. Narayan, Ahmad Ali and Raja Rao, was one of the first India-based writers in English to gain an international readership. Anand is admired for his novels and short stories, which have acquired the status of being classic works of modern Indian English literature, noted for their perceptive insight into the lives of the oppressed and their analyses of impoverishment, exploitation and misfortune. He is also notable for being among the first writers to incorporate Punjabi and Hindustani idioms into English

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“How queer, the Hindus don’t feed their cows although they call the cow “mother”!’ Bakha thought.”
Mulk Raj Anand, Untouchable

“Charat Singh was feeling kind, though he did not relax the grin which symbolized six thousand years of racial and class superiority.”
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“Oh, Maharaj! Maharaj! Won’t you draw us some water, please? We beg you. We have been waiting here a long time, we will be grateful,’ shouted the chorus of voices as they pressed towards him, some standing up, bending and joining their palms in beggary, others twisting their lips in various attitudes of servile appeal and abject humility as they remained seated. Either”
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