ISBN 9789351160229,The Music Of Solitude

The Music Of Solitude

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ISBN 9789351160229

Harper Collins Publishers Inc

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789351160229

ISBN-10 935116022X


Number of Pages 212 Pages
Language (English)


Aranya and Ishan are neighbours. She is impulsive, anarchic and fiercely feminist while he is gentle, sensitive, orderly and believes in the institution of family, even though he has no one to call his own. In the course of her thoughts, Aranya moves from one Delhi to another, to finally settle in a trans-Yamuna residential complex, the older Delhi's glimmering on the other side of the river. Ishan, on the other hand, is deeply spiritual and draws strength from his Danish guide in the Himalayas. In the autumn of their lives, aranya and Ishan banter about time, existentialism, changing cities, food, music and people in general. They think aloud about living and dying. Sometimes they speculate on whether what they are doing amounts to biding time. A novel about sharing solitudes and growing old in a city keenly private and aggressively collective at once, Krishna Sobtis The Music of Solitude is a portrait of changing times and the story of a beautiful romance that thrives on companionship. About the AuthorConsidered the grand dame of Hindi literature, Krishna Sobti (born 18 February, 1925, Gujarat, now in west Pakistan) is a Hindi fiction writer, who won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1980 for her novel Zindaginama and in 1996, was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, the highest honour given by the Akademi. She is most well known for her 1966 novel Mitro Marajani, an unapologetic portrayal of a married woman's sexuality. She is also the recipient of the first Katha Chudamani Award 1999 for Lifetime Literary Achievement, apart from winning the Shiromani Award in 1981, Hindi Academy Award in 1982, Shalaka Award of the Hindi Academy Delhi, the HutchCrossword award for the English edition of Dil-o-Danish in 2005.