Kanthapura

by

Raja Rao

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Also known as palm wine, an alcoholic beverage made from the sap of toddy palm trees.
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Toddy Term Timeline in Kanthapura

The timeline below shows where the term Toddy appears in Kanthapura. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Section 5
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...part, this is because they drink much of their money away with the “white frothy toddy” and spend the rest on “marriages and deaths and festivals and caste-dinners” and finer food... (full context)
Section 14
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Two days later, 139 villagers begin marching to Boranna’s toddy grove, led by Moorthy, Rangamma, Rangè Gowda, and Pariah Rachanna in a cart. They announce... (full context)
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...approaches them on a bridge and warns them that they may not go to the toddy grove. Moorthy thanks the Inspector and continues, claiming that “he would follow [the Congress’s instructions]... (full context)
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...policemen try to push back the marchers, Rachanna runs and jumps the fence, climbing a toddy tree. The policemen rush to attack him and quickly drag him down as the rest... (full context)
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...At the temple the morning after, they line up their “trophies”: five twigs from the toddy trees and a toddy-pot. (full context)
Section 15
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The next Tuesday, the villagers gather in the temple and again march to picket the toddy shops. Along their way, various people ask about their purposes; at the Skeffington Estate, they... (full context)
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...come out “like clogged bulls,” followed by policemen and their women, and head for Boranna’s toddy booth. (full context)
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Moorthy tells the Gandhians to squat in front of the toddy booth, and as the rain begins to pick up the policemen begin to beat the... (full context)
Section 16
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People throughout India picket toddy booths near their towns, and all day and night they sing songs about the evil... (full context)
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The villagers continue to picket toddy shops, and 24 of them close down in the area nearby, including Boranna’s. Some of... (full context)
Section 19
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...compromising many of the pilgrims’ initial conditions: Gandhians have to pay revenues and stop boycotting toddy shops, and “everything they say, will be as before.” Yet “nothing an ever be the... (full context)