AVASTHE: A NOVEL

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SARBPREET SINGH

,

Narayan Hegde

Publisher:

Harper Collins India

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Publisher

Harper Collins India

Publication Year 2020
ISBN-13

9789390327829

ISBN-10 9390327822
Binding

Hardcover

Number of Pages 209 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 22 x 13 x 3
Weight (grms) 324

A literary colossus - THE NEW YORK TIMES One of the greatest Indian writers of the last century - PANKAJ MISHRA A masterpiece that will continue to speak to generations - K. SATCHIDANANDAN First published in Kannada in 1978, Avasthe is U.R. Ananthamurthy's tour de force. In a nation struggling with corruption and the corrosion of human values, the prime minister is all set to become a ruthless dictator. From his sickbed, Krishnappa Gowda, revolutionary leader of the peasants, grapples with his conscience, the schemes of partymen and flattery from hangers-on. Memories come and go as his mind, tethered to a failing body, reaches for the true meaning of life. In Ananthamurthy's hands, life's cruel negations - caste, poverty, pettiness - are delicately balanced with its triumphs - the splendour of nature, the majesty of poetry, the delight of friendship, the deliverance of love. The quintessential Indian novel, Avasthe is a masterpiece whose meanings will continue to resonate and reveal themselves long after it has been read.

SARBPREET SINGH

SARBPREET SINGH is a writer, podcaster and commentator. He is also the author of the bestselling The Camel Merchant of Philadelphia, and the writer-narrator of the Story of The Sikhs podcast which has listeners in over ninety countries. You can follow him on Twitter: @sarbpreetsingh.

Narayan Hegde

Narayan Hegde is a translator and Emeritus Professor of English at SUNY College, Old Westbury. He is a recipient of the Katha Translation Award and an NEA Literature Fellowship.
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