OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Anitya: Halfway to Nowhere

ISBN : 9780198065258

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¥3,229
著者: 
Mridula Garg; Seema Segal
ページ
274 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
147 x 227 mm
刊行日
2010年04月
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Perhaps the only novel in Hindi by a woman author depicting India's struggle for independence, Anitya portrays the human predicament of individuals of two generations during and immediately after the Independence Movement. The novel records the pain of ordinary Indians who failed to keep their tryst with destiny as they travelled from the crossroads to an unforeseen end. Moving away from the accounts of victimhood, the work deals with how high moral standards turn quite easily to betrayal when self-interest is placed against a matter of principle. The failure of the revolution or the death of ideologies, however, does not invalidate the assessment of the struggle, because the quest for Independence is as much a concern of the present as of the past. The central character, Anitya, is important as one who has successfully got rid of all illusions about the happenings around him and is hence capable of facing the unvarnished truth. One significant aspect of the novel is its delineation of strong, independent, cerebral women. The novel crafts a number of complex child characters as foils to the adults in a state of moral flux. The volume includes an insightful Introduction by Krishna Dutt Paliwal.

目次: 

AUTHOR'S NOTE O TRANSLATOR'S NOTE O INTRODUCTION O ANITYA O GLOSSARY

著者について: 

Mridula Garg, formerly lecturer in Delhi University, is one of the most widely read and discussed contemporary Hindi writers. She is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including the Vyas Sanman for her novel Kathgulab in 2004; the Sahityakar Sanman, Hindi Academy, Delhi; and M.P. Sahitya Parishad's Awards for Uske Hisse ki Dhoop (novel), and Jadoo ka Kaleen (play). ; Seema Segal runs the Munshi Premchand Memorial School in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, focusing on the underprivileged. She works with abstracts and landscapes in art, and both reviews and translates literature for children. ; Krishna Dutt Paliwal, well-known author, was earlier a Reader at IGNOU and also served as Head, Department of Hindi, University of Delhi.

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