ISBN 9788129110596,The Edge Of Time

The Edge Of Time


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788129110596

ISBN-10 8129110598


Number of Pages 364 Pages
Language (English)

Religion: general

The Edge of Time, translated from M. Veerappa Moily's acclaimed Kannada novel Tembare, examines, a complex cultural practice of coastal Karnataka, called bhutaradhane, or the worship of heor-spirits. The Pambada community, a marginalised dalit community, has as its hereditary profession, spirit impersonation during elaborate rituals. The novelist explores two responses to this traditional and exploitative profession through two Pambada brothers: one who rebels and opts for formal education, and the other who tries to revive the true spirit of the ancient practice. About the Author M. Veerapa Moily is from coastal Karnataka. An advocate by profession, he entered politics about four decades ago, became the chief minister of Karnataka in 1992, and at present is working as the chairman of the Administrative Reforms Commission in Delhi. As chief minister he initiated many reforms and progressive programmes in Karnataka. Dr. C.N. Ramachandran a professor of English, has taught in several countries including the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. He retired from Mangalore University. He is the recipient of the Emeritus Professorship, K.K. Birla Fellowship and Katha Award.