Six Acres and a Third : The Classic Nineteenth-Century Novel about Colonial India (Chha Mana Atha Guntha) scribd Penguin Books, 2006, 232 pages ISBN 0143028731, 9780143028734 This sly and humorous novel by Fakir Mohan Senapati—one of the pioneering spirits of modern Indian literature and an early activist in the fight against the destruction of native Indian languages—is both a literary work and a historical document. Mohan Senapati’ s Six Acres and a Third (Chha Mana Athaguntha) Dr. Shr uti Das Abstract: Fakir Mohan Senapati’s famous novel Six Acres and a Third is set in colonial India describing an Indian society during the early decades of the nineteenth century , telling a tale of wealth, greed, property and theft. A text that makes use—and deliberate misuse—of both British and Indian literary conventions, Six Acres and a Third provides a unique "view from below" of Indian village life under colonial rule. Fakir Mohan Senapati presented the picture of various kinds of relations in … Six Acres and a Third Book Description: This sly and humorous novel by Fakir Mohan Senapati-one of the pioneering spirits of modern Indian literature and an early activist in the fight against the destruction of native Indian languages-is both a literary work and a historical document. The plot of Six Acres and a Third revolves around Ramachandra Mangaraj’s attempt to appropriate a village farmer’s verdant smallholding, six-and-a-third acres in area. Forget about things , consider our small plot of land , measuring (Fakir Mohan Senapati, Six Acres and a Third 103-104) This is an extract from Chha Mana Atha Guntha (Six Acres and a Third), a classic nineteenth-century novel about colonial India by Fakir Mohan Sena-pati (Fakirmohan hereafter), the eminent Oriya writer whose literary career began in 1866 and continued up to his death in 1918. ‘Six Acres and a Third’ as a wonderful story recounts the rapacious greed of the main character, Rama Chandra Mangaraj, and his mistress Champa, their lust for a small but fertile piece of land measuring ‘six acres of and a third’. Pages : 232. What did Senapati do that was so remarkable? As the story unfolds,… Upon publication of Six Acres and a Third, as the English translation was called, it instantly became obvious that this was one of the greatest novels of the Indian pantheon, as revelatory and powerful today as in its own time. Plot Summary : This modern literature by Fakir Mohan Senapati, set in 19th century paints us a real and ugly side of greed, wealth brings to normal lives. Six Acres and a Third was published in Six Acres and a Third on page 33. Indian Rebellion of 1857 Enfield P-53 rifle Battle of Plassey 1757 East India Company 1600 to 1874 Government of India Act 1858 and the British Raj Fakir Mohan Senapati 1843-1918 Odisha Senapati: Six Acres and a Third India under British Rule British victory Suppression of the Ramchandra Mangaraj, is an evil landlord who exploits the other villagers, peasants, cons them and his motive is to get their lands.