Kanthapura

by

Raja Rao

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New Sahib Character Analysis

The Sahib’s nephew, who takes control of the Skeffington Estate after his uncle’s death. While the new Sahib treats some of the coolies at the estate less cruelly than his uncle, he also systematically coerces coolie women into sleeping with him by threatening to withhold their husbands’ and fathers’ salaries. He murders Seetharam when he refuses to give up his daughter.
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New Sahib Character Timeline in Kanthapura

The timeline below shows where the character New Sahib appears in Kanthapura. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Section 5
Gandhism and the Erosion of Caste Theme Icon
Nationalism and Colonialism Theme Icon
Labor, Exploitation, and Economic Independence Theme Icon
...has gone back; the old Sahib died and was been replaced by his nephew, the new Sahib , who has brought more coolies but treats them kindly—except that the women “know they... (full context)
Oral Tradition, Writing, and Political Power Theme Icon
Nationalism and Colonialism Theme Icon
Labor, Exploitation, and Economic Independence Theme Icon
When Badè Khan came to the Estate, the new Sahib figured he would be useful. In fact, the brahmin clerks Gangadhar and Vasudev ignore the... (full context)