ISBN 9780143422334,The Serpent and the Rope

The Serpent and the Rope


Raja Rao



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780143422334

ISBN-10 0143422332


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)


Rama, a young scholar, meets Madeleine at a university in France. Though they seem to be made for each other, at times they are divided, a huge cultural gulf separating them. Can they preserve their identities, or must one sacrifice ones inheritance to make the relationship a success 

About the Author Raja Rao (19092006), 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.