Raja Rao

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Refers to the seventh month of the Hindu calendar, as well as the holy festival of lights held on the fifteenth day of that month.
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Kartik Term Timeline in Kanthapura

The timeline below shows where the term Kartik appears in Kanthapura. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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During the holy month Kartik, lights of all colors illuminate every corner of Kanthapura, and the village’s residents see gods... (full context)
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Rachanna again shouts “Mahatma Gandhi ki jai!” and “in sinister omen” the Kartik lights suddenly go out. The officers arrest him and the two people standing behind him,... (full context)