A Silent Place


Vinod Kumar Shukla (Translator : Satti Khanna)



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Publication Year 2021


ISBN-10 9390679141

Paper Back

Number of Pages 188 Pages
Language (English)
From the pen of one of the gentlest, most profound writers of our times comes this novel about a woods that has been stunned into silence by grief. A group of children want the woods to overcome its muteness; they want birds to sing and human voices to carry across distances. The schemes they devise and the adventures they embark upon make up the gentle surface of this story. What lies beneath is the deepest human philosophy.

Vinod Kumar Shukla (Translator : Satti Khanna)

Vinod Kumar Shukla is considered the finest Hindi writer of our times. He is known for evoking most extraordinarily the inner lives of people, using language that is as spare and free of frills as their worldly possessions. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1999. His work has appeared in international journals, like Granta, Modern Poetry in Translation, Some Kind of Beautiful Signal, The Baffler and n+1. The English translation of his collection of short stories, Blue Is like Blue, received the Atta Galatta Bangalore Literature Festival Prize in 2019 and the Mathrubhumi Book of the Year Prize in 2020.