Paraja

Paraja Written originally in Oriya in and translated here for the first time Paraja is a classic of modern Indian fiction It tells on an epic scale the story of a tribal patriarch and his family in the

  • Title: Paraja
  • Author: Gopinath Mohanty
  • ISBN: 9780571151288
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback
  • Written originally in Oriya in 1945 and translated here for the first time, Paraja is a classic of modern Indian fiction It tells on an epic scale the story of a tribal patriarch and his family in the mountainous jungles of Orissa The slow decline in the fortunes of this family from the quiet prosperity of a subsistence livelihood towards bondage to the local moneylendeWritten originally in Oriya in 1945 and translated here for the first time, Paraja is a classic of modern Indian fiction It tells on an epic scale the story of a tribal patriarch and his family in the mountainous jungles of Orissa The slow decline in the fortunes of this family from the quiet prosperity of a subsistence livelihood towards bondage to the local moneylender is both poignantly individualized as well as symbolic of the erosion of a whole way of life within peasant communities.

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    1. Paraja by Gopinath Mohanty is originally an Oriya novel, translated by Bikram K. Das, based in the tribal lands of Orissa. The story follows the trials and tribulations of the family of Sukru Jani, sons Mandia and Tikra and daughters Jili and Bili, of the Paraja tribe. As the family struggle to retain their family land, to which Sukru is deeply attached, the novel traces the path on which they embark, eventually adding more miseries in their kitty.Sukru Jani is sitting in his simple hut, making [...]

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