The Village (Anand novel)

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The Village
Author Mulk Raj Anand
Country India
Language English
Genre Novel
Publication date
Media type Print
OCLC 2994746
Preceded by Two Leaves and a Bud
Followed by Across the Black Waters

The Village is a novel by Mulk Raj Anand first published in 1939.[1] This book was the first of a trilogy that included Across the Black Waters and The Sword and the Sickle.[2] The plot centers on India's political structure, specifically the British rule and the independence movement.[3] The novel revolves around Lal Singh a peasant in the Punjab, his antics going against social norms while in the village, his subsequent enrollment in the army and his troubles in the army, culminating in his return to the village.[4]


  1. ^ "Mulk Raj Anand". The Daily Telegraph. September 29, 2004. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  2. ^ "The seven ages of Mulk Raj Anand". Business Standard. October 5, 2004. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  3. ^ "Poetics of protest". The Hindu. December 4, 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  4. ^ Khan, S. A. (2000). Mulk Raj Anand: the novel of commitment. Atlantic Publishers. p. 48. ISBN 978-81-7156-958-8. OCLC 47937747.