In this literary essay, Dr. Ramlal Agarwal evaluates U.R. Ananthamurthy’s Samskara and observes a novel about an idealist who wants to live by the norm, falls, and struggles to regain his lost position.
A.K. Ramanujan’s translation of the Kannada novel Sanskara 1965 by U. R. Anantha Murthy is a novel that deals with the rigidly codified traditional structure and beliefs of Hindu society and the consequences of their infringement. It is an archetypal story like Adam and Eve and even after more than half a century it has not lost its appeal.