A young brahmin man from the village who went to the city for University, adopted city ways, and is widely called “the University Graduate” even though he did not even make it to his second term. At the beginning of the book, Dorè proclaims himself a Gandhian and wears khadi-cloth, but Achakka voices her disdain for Dorè’s self-importance and suggests that he only pretends to follow Gandhi to seem sophisticated. Although he joins the village’s Gandhian movement, he is often condescending toward its leader, Moorthy.
Dorè Quotes in Kanthapura
The Kanthapura quotes below are all either spoken by Dorè or refer to Dorè. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Oxford University Press edition of Kanthapura published in 1963.).
Dorè Character Timeline in Kanthapura
The timeline below shows where the character Dorè appears in Kanthapura. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...thinks the gods will evict the British from India before Gandhi completes his march, but Dorè laughs that “this is all Ramayana and Mahabharata; such things never happen in our times.” (full context)