The Fiction of Bolwar Mahamad Kunhi

Vimala Rama Rao (Università di Bangalore (India))


Bolwar Mahamad Kunhi is a distinctive voice in Kannada writing of the last quarter century. What is remarkable about his writing is that he writes as a locally rooted Indian who has an intimate knowledge of his background, the Muslim way of life. What his fiction brings out is that people need an anchor in life and they look to religion for sustenance. Bolwar has an equally close knowledge of the way traditional Brahmins live and his portrayal of the inter-face between completely different ways of life is startlingly true and refreshing.

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