ISBN 9788129118158,To Each His Stranger, Islands In The Stream

To Each His Stranger, Islands In The Stream



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788129118158

ISBN-10 8129118157

Hard Back

Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)


Two women are trapped under an avalanche high in the mountains. Selma is an elderly woman for whom life holds no interest now that she has cancer. Jokke is young, vivacious and fiery. Neither of the women feel an affinity for the other, but in the midst of despair and hopelessness, they begin to learn the value of companionship and understanding. Islands in the Stream Bhuvan, a young freelancer, falls deeply in love with Rekha, a socialite, who wants him to marry someone else, a girl called Gaura. He leaves to fight in the Second World War, not knowing whether he will live to return to either of them. This is a novel which serves to show how the greatest joy in life can often be found in the frustration of desire, rather than its fulfilment. About the Author Sachidanand Vatsyayan Ajneya (1911-1987) was an eminent Hindi writer, critic, journalist and pioneer of Indian modernity in Hindi, as well as a revolutionary freedom fighter. A harbinger of new trends in almost all genres of literary writings, Ajneya has written poetry, short stories, novels, travelogues, essays and poetic drama.