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Author Senapati, Fakir Mohan, 1843-1918.

Title Six acres and a third : the classic nineteenth-century novel about colonial India / Fakir Mohan Senapati ; translated from Oriya by Rabi Shankar Mishra [and others] ; introduction by Satya P. Mohanty
Published Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (198 pages)
Contents Cover -- CONTENTS -- Introduction -- Six Acres and a Third -- Glossary
Summary This sly and humorous novel by Fakir Mohan Senapati--one of the pioneering spirits of modern Indian literature and an early activist in the fight against the destruction of native Indian languages--is both a literary work and a historical document. A text that makes use--and deliberate misuse--of both British and Indian literary conventions, Six Acres and a Third provides a unique "view from below" of Indian village life under colonial rule. Set in Orissa in the 1830s, the novel focuses on a small plot of land, tracing the lives and fortunes of people who are affected by the way this property is sold and resold, as new legal arrangements emerge and new types of people come to populate and transform the social landscape. This graceful translation faithfully conveys the rare and compelling account of how the more unsavory aspects of colonialism affected life in rural India
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes In English, translated from Oriya
Print version record
Subject Odisha (India) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Mishra, Rabi Shankar.
ISBN 0520228820
0520935853 (electronic bk.)
9780520935853 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Cha māṇa āṭha guṇṭha. English