Kanthapura

by

Raja Rao

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Rani Lakshmi Bai Term Analysis

A North Indian queen who was a central leader of the 1857 Indian Rebellion. She is a source of inspiration for the Gandhian Volunteer women.
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Rani Lakshmi Bai Term Timeline in Kanthapura

The timeline below shows where the term Rani Lakshmi Bai appears in Kanthapura. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Section 1
Oral Tradition, Writing, and Political Power Theme Icon
Nationalism and Colonialism Theme Icon
Land, Geography, and Belonging Theme Icon
One day, Moorthy found a “half-sunk” linga (an idol that represents Lord Siva ) in Achakka’s backyard and convinced the other brahmins to clean and build a small... (full context)
Section 11
Gandhism and the Erosion of Caste Theme Icon
Nationalism and Colonialism Theme Icon
...in the city women can be Gandhian “Volunteers,” too. She tells them the story of Rani Lakshmi Bai , who led a revolt against the British during the early days of colonialism before... (full context)
Gandhism and the Erosion of Caste Theme Icon
Nationalism and Colonialism Theme Icon
...and toddy shops. They roleplay war with their children, casting them in the role of Rani Lakshmi Bai . (full context)
Gandhism and the Erosion of Caste Theme Icon
Land, Geography, and Belonging Theme Icon
...on them!” The bhajans start again that Saturday, and the villagers sing a song to Lord Siva . (full context)
Section 17
Land, Geography, and Belonging Theme Icon
...the door. In the temple, they light the sacred flame and sing a bhajan for Lord Siva . (full context)