Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand: Book Opinion

I really need to up my game with both writing about the books that I have read in the Brunch Book Challenge and actually reading more books to finish the challenge by the year end. If you click on the link, you would know that it’s not a difficult to complete challenge, it’s just that I have come to become a slow reader over the years and, well, all of us are stringent on time. Regarding the book posts here, well I am pretty far behind compared to what I have actually read. I’ll try to catch up on both. 🙂


Anyway, here is the 16th book that I read as part of the Brunch Book Challenge and as I said, I’ll be logging my opinion about every book that I read as part of this challenge. In case you want to participate in this challenge too, read up about it here.

Basically, I found this list of books online about 21 awesome books from Indian authors. Coincidentally many of the books in the list matched my tastes, so I am planning to read as many as I can from that particular list and, thankfully, two of those books were available in my mom’s office library. One of them is this – ‘Untouchable’ by Mulk Raj Anand. (If you want to know about the list, let me know in comments 🙂 ).

As always with book opinions, I don’t exactly know how to put it. 😀 I am glad that I read the book. It’s quite unique since the theme is unconventional but it wasn’t really a page turner for me. It was touching nonetheless. It basically is about one day in the life of a sweeper, in those pre-partition times when the concept of untouchables was very much popular. It is probably not something you would be enthralled by (or maybe you would be) but you would definitely be glad that you read it. 🙂


Let me know if you have read it or happen to read it.