Kanthapura

by

Raja Rao

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Lathi Term Timeline in Kanthapura

The timeline below shows where the term Lathi appears in Kanthapura. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Section 6
Gandhism and the Erosion of Caste Theme Icon
Land, Geography, and Belonging Theme Icon
...Gangadhar arrive and Badè Khan exchanges insults with the rest before attacking Moorthy with his lathi, but Rachanna and Madanna wrest it from Khan and hit him on the head with... (full context)
Section 10
Nationalism and Colonialism Theme Icon
...“Mahatma Gandhi ki jai!” More and more policemen rush in and beat the group with lathis, and even local animals start crying out at the scene’s chaos. Rachanna continues to shout... (full context)
Section 14
Labor, Exploitation, and Economic Independence Theme Icon
...to walking.  As they approach the toddy grove, they see more and more policemen holding lathis. (full context)
Nationalism and Colonialism Theme Icon
Labor, Exploitation, and Economic Independence Theme Icon
...march forward. The Inspector orders them to attack and they beat the Gandhians with their lathis as the villagers yell “Mataram Vandè!” louder and louder. Lingayya crosses the fence and Moorthy... (full context)
Section 15
Gandhism and the Erosion of Caste Theme Icon
Labor, Exploitation, and Economic Independence Theme Icon
...the policemen begin to beat the protestors down and “beat the coolies forward” with their lathis. From his toddy booth, Boranna shouts that he will give all the brahmins free drinks,... (full context)
Section 16
Oral Tradition, Writing, and Political Power Theme Icon
...walls and asked for stories about his campaign. The villagers become proud to “bear the lathi blows and the prisons” and every day there is a new mission. (full context)
Nationalism and Colonialism Theme Icon
...Chandrayya, who told of being beaten with canes dipped in hot oil and then with lathis when they refused to salute the Government flag. One protestor climbed the building and raised... (full context)
Section 18
Gandhism and the Erosion of Caste Theme Icon
...immediately begin to march, chanting and singing as the policemen file into town with their lathis raised. But they are singing a religious song and chanting “Satyanarayan Maharaj ki jai!” They... (full context)
Nationalism and Colonialism Theme Icon
Land, Geography, and Belonging Theme Icon
The police beat the marchers once again with their lathis, but at the village gate one Gandhian raises “the flag of the Revolution,” singing it... (full context)