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Jantraroodha is a novel written in the Odia language by Chandrasekhar Ratha. First published in 1976, this book has been reprinted in its 6th edition in 2014 by Grantha Mandir publishers. The novel is set in the rural landscape of Odisha and focuses on the theme of social injustice, particularly the oppression faced by the lower castes in the society.
The protagonist of the story is Jagannath, a middle-aged farmer belonging to the dalit community. He is a victim of the dominant castes who exploit him at every turn and deny him basic human dignity. His family is constantly subjected to abuse and violence, and their meager resources are often stolen or destroyed by their landlords. Despite his sufferings, Jagannath refuses to submit to the oppression and decides to fight back in his own way.
The novel portrays the struggles of Jagannath and his community in an authentic and realistic manner. It highlights the complex interplay of power relations in a caste-ridden society and exposes the hypocrisy of the upper castes who profess to be benevolent but are actually complicit in perpetuating the exploitative social system. The author’s skillful use of language and his empathetic portrayal of the characters make this book a powerful commentary on the social realities of Odisha.
Overall, Jantraroodha is a compelling work of fiction that challenges the reader to confront the harsh truths of the society we live in. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the issues of caste, class, and social justice in India.
|No of Pages||188|
|Book Dimention||Packaging approx in cm – 15x22x1|
|Printing||Optima Offset Printers, Cuttack|