ISBN 9780670087501,Chander & Sudha : A Passionate Tale of Star - Crossed Lovers

Chander & Sudha : A Passionate Tale of Star - Crossed Lovers



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780670087501

ISBN-10 0670087505


Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)

Love and Romance

In the idyllic university town, young women day dreamed as they lay on the grass and gazed up at the clouds. Young men took morning walks at Alfred park. Hot summer afternoons were for drinking sherbet and eating watermelons and evenings for reading poetry. It was also a time of stifling social mores and love was an unattainable ideal seldom realized.

Allahabad of the 1940s is the serene backdrop to the turbulence of Chanders love for his professors daughter Sudha. Driven by his passionate belief in the transcending purity of their love, Chander persuades Sudha to marry another man, to devastating consequences. Unhinged by his separation from Sudha and consumed by a restless desire to make sense of love - is it really about sex? Is the purity of love a lie? - Chander spirals into a destructive affair with the seductive Pammi.

Immensely popular since its publication more than half a century ago, Chander and Sudha continues to seduce readers with its potent mix of tender passion and heartbreaking tragedy.

About the Author

A luminary of the Hindi literary world, Dharamvir Bharati wrote novels, plays, short stories, essays, poetry and edited the journal Dharamyug.