ISBN 9780140116625,Raag Darbari : A Novel

Raag Darbari : A Novel



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2000

ISBN 9780140116625

ISBN-10 0140116621


Number of Pages 360 Pages
Language (English)

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Raag Darbari - A Novel is set in Shivpalganj, a small village in Uttar Pradesh, which is not really different from numerous other villages in all of India. To the outsider, the village life seems to continue at a dawdling pace - peaceful and uncomplicated. To this village comes Ranganath one day, a research student in history. He stays with his uncle Vaidyaji, to rest and recover from a recent sickness. The village life reveals all its complexities to him gradually, leaving him amazed. His uncle is the leader of the village, controlling every aspect of life there, and his followers occupy all the vital positions in that little place. Vaidyaji's grip over the village is almost vice-like. Raag Darbari uses the political and social trivialities and enmities in the village to represent the general ruin of values in both personal and public life.