Penguin India Publication
|Number of Pages||240 Pages|
A gentle, almost teasing fable of two friends-an astute, down-to-earth philosopher and clerk, Govindan Nair and his nervous neighbor and narrator of the story, Ramakrishna Pai-this evocative novel brings alive the raw texture of life in a small town in south India.
About the Author
Raja Rao (1909 - 2006), a path-breaker of Indian writing in English, was born in Hassan, Mysore. After he graduated from Madras University, he went on to the University of Montpellier in France on a scholarship. He moved to the United States in 1966, where he taught at the University of Texas at Austin until 1983, when he retired as emeritus professor. A powerful and profound writer and a superb stylist, Rao successfully and imaginatively appropriated English for the Indian narrative. He was honored with Indias second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2007, the Sahitya Academy Award in 1964 and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1988.