Two Leaves and a Bud

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Two Leaves and a Bud
Author Mulk Raj Anand
Country India
Language English
Genre Novel
Publication date
Media type Print
OCLC 4096686
Preceded by Coolie
Followed by The Village

Two Leaves and a Bud is a novel by Mulk Raj Anand first published in 1937.[1] Like his other novels, this one also deals with the topic of oppression of the poor, and is about a peasant who tries to protect his daughter from a British soldier.[2] The story is based in the tea plantations of Assam. The book was subsequently adapted to a Hindi film, Rahi, by Dev Anand and simultaneously released in English as The Wayfarer.[3] The book depicts in detail the concept of haves and have-nots and the exploitation of one at the hand of the other, in pre-independence India.[4]

This is a dramatic novel that ends with a "tragic clash of interests and destinies".[5]


  1. ^ "Mulk Raj Anand draws closer to 100". The Times of India. December 11, 2003. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Mulk Raj Anand". London: The Daily Telegraph. 2004-09-29. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  3. ^ Roy, Amit (2004-12-12). "All the world's a Bollywood stage". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph (Kolkata). Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  4. ^ George, C. J, (1994). Mulk Raj Anand, his art and concerns: a study of his non-autobiographical novels. Atlantic Publishers. p. 51. ISBN 978-81-7156-445-3. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  5. ^ Ravi Kumar, N. P. (2007). Two Leaves and a Bud: A Proletariat Nove. pp. 112–117. ISBN 81-269-0399-6.