A village chief and large landholder.
Patel Term Timeline in Kanthapura
The timeline below shows where the term Patel appears in Kanthapura. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Representative in town, Badè Khan remarks, so finding Khan a house is Gowda’s responsibility. The Patel responds that he just collects taxes and has no such responsibility. Khan accuses the Patel... (full context)
...ask Rangamma about Moorthy and continue to talk against the government. Rangè Gowda loses his “Patel-ship,” which means the government has broken “the ancient laws,” and the villagers pray that Kenchamma... (full context)
...assembles with their cattle and Rangè Gowda, whom the people still recognize as their true Patel, rides his horse into town. The Goddess Kenchamma appears to the townspeople, and Rangappa splashes... (full context)
...for bhajans, during which Moorthy tells them stories about activists across India, like the 170 Patels that resigned and the thousands who came to watch the Mahatma’s pilgrimage. Rangamma thinks the... (full context)