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Author Senapati, Fakir Mohan, 1843-1918.

Title Six acres and a third : the classic nineteenth-century novel about colonial India / Fakir Mohan Senapati ; translated from Oriya by Rabi Shankar Mishra [and others] ; introduction by Satya P. Mohanty.

Publication Info. Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2005.


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Description 1 online resource (198 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Cover -- CONTENTS -- Introduction -- Six Acres and a Third -- Glossary.
Note Print version record.
Summary This sly and humorous novel by Fakir Mohan Senapati--one of the pioneering spirits of modern Indian literature and an early activist in the fight against the destruction of native Indian languages--is both a literary work and a historical document. A text that makes use--and deliberate misuse--of both British and Indian literary conventions, Six Acres and a Third provides a unique "view from below" of Indian village life under colonial rule. Set in Orissa in the 1830s, the novel focuses on a small plot of land, tracing the lives and fortunes of people who are affected by the way this property is sold and resold, as new legal arrangements emerge and new types of people come to populate and transform the social landscape. This graceful translation faithfully conveys the rare and compelling account of how the more unsavory aspects of colonialism affected life in rural India.
Language In English, translated from Oriya.
Subject Odisha (India) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
FICTION -- General.
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
India -- Odisha. (OCoLC)fst01920829
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Added Author Mishra, Rabi Shankar.
Added Title Cha māṇa āṭha guṇṭha. English
Other Form: Print version: Senapati, Fakir Mohan, 1843-1918. Cha mana atha guntha. English. Six acres and a third. Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2005 0520228820 0520228839 (OCoLC)61757052
ISBN 9780520935853 (electronic bk.)
0520935853 (electronic bk.)
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