The Sword and the Sickle

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The Sword and the Sickle
Author Mulk Raj Anand
Country India
Language English
Genre Novel
Publication date
Media type Print
OCLC 3850942
LC Class PR9499.3.A5
Preceded by Across the Black Waters
Followed by The Private Life of an Indian Prince

The Sword and the Sickle is a novel by Mulk Raj Anand first published in 1942. Like his other novels, this one also deals with the topic of social and political structures, specifically, the rise of Communism.[1] The title for the book was given to Anand by George Orwell.[2] The novel was in keeping with British and American writings of the time.[3] The book was the final part of the trilogy that included The Village and Across the Black Waters.[4]


  1. ^ "Poetics of Protest". The Hindu. December 4, 2005. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Mulk Raj Anand". London: The Daily Telegraph. 2004-09-29. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  3. ^ "The end of an era". Financial Express. October 3, 2004. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  4. ^ George, C. J, (1994). Mulk Raj Anand, his art and concerns: a study of his non-autobiographical novels. Atlantic Publishers. p. 77. ISBN 978-81-7156-445-3. Retrieved 2009-08-31.