Mulk Raj Anand

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ANAND, Mulk Raj (1905) Indian novelist and general writer. He found success when E. M. Forster introduced Untouchable. Anand is a humanist who believes that "creating literature is the true medium of humanism as against systematic philosophies", and although influenced by Marxism he believes primarily in "the wisdom of the human heart". In his novels he doesn't hide his furies; but they come off the page like a living voice - sharp, intelligent, comic, indignant.

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Persian Painting, 1930
Curries and Other Indian Dishes 1932
The Hindu View of Art 1933
The Golden Breath 1933
The Lost Child 1934
Untouchable 1935
Coolie 1936
Two Leaves and a Bud 1937
Marx and Engels on India 1939
The Village 1939
Across the Black Waters 1940
Letters on India 1942
The Sword and the Sickle 1942
India Speaks 1943
The Big Heart 1945
Apology for Heroism 1946
Homageto Tagore 1946
The Tractor and the Corn Goddess 1947
On Education 1947

Mulk Raj Anand is arguably one of the best, and most influential of  Indian writers . He was born in Peshawar in 1905 and went on to be educated at universities in India and Cambridge. He spent many years residing in the United Kingdom, before moving to a village in India just after the war. His main area was the unfairness of life and hierarchy between the classes. His books have sold well all over the world and have been translated into several languages.

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