Anand reading aloud

In this recording from 2000, Anand (then seventy-five years old) says a little about the international movement of progressive writing in the 1930s and reads (starting at 4:29) from Untouchable, pp. 49 (very bottom)–52. The recording is from the Library of Congress South Asian Literary Recordings Project. The quality of the recording is poor, but it is well worth hearing Anand’s voice and considering why he has chosen this passage to represent the novel.

Author: AG

Associate Professor, Department of English, Rutgers University, New Brunswick