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Unformatted text preview: One particularly interesting event in the novel revolves around the committee put together by Moorthy to communicate with lower castes in the village of Kanthapura. This breaking away from traditions by challenging old ways to do handle situations shows that Moorthy is a character capable of adapting. While his mother on the other hand, not so capable, therefore, she dies. Yet, as this committee expands and Moorthy as a result becomes more enveloped, its interesting to see how the book develops. At this point in our past novels, the British would have had far more of an influence on the lives of our characters. Yet, this time, the village reaches its own grounds, on its own lines, while blurring those caste lines as they get closer and closer to their spiritual destiny....
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- Spring '08