A South Indian genre of storytelling with religious themes that combines poetry, philosophy, song, dance and theatre. Sastri usually gives harikathas in Kanthapura, and Moorthy pays Jayaramchar to give a harikatha about Gandhi in the village.
Harikatha Quotes in Kanthapura
The Kanthapura quotes below are all either spoken by Harikatha or refer to Harikatha. For each quote, you can also see the other terms 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.).
Harikatha Term Timeline in Kanthapura
The timeline below shows where the term Harikatha appears in Kanthapura. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...not know what to do with all her money—and the festival is extravagant. The famous Harikatha-man Jayaramachar performs, telling a story permeated with lessons about Swaraj. Then, he tells the story... (full context)