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First published in Kannada in 1978, Avasthe is U.R. Ananthamurthy's tour de force. In a nation st... Read More

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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.


Product Details

Title: Avasthe
Author: U. R. Ananthamurthy
Publisher: Harper Perennial India
SKU: BK0485129
EAN: 9789356991521
Number Of Pages: 224
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Release date: 22 January 2024

About Author

U.R. ANANTHAMURTHY (1932-2014) is one of India's greatest literary figures and public intellectuals. His publications include novels, short stories, poetry, translations and essays in literary and cultural criticism. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan and the Jnanpith Award. NARAYAN HEGDE is an Emeritus Professor of English at the State University of New York at Old Westbury, USA. He is a recipient of the Katha Translation Award and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Literature. He is part of a team translating the fifteenth-century Kannada Mahabharata epic by Kumaravyasa, scheduled to be published by the Harvard University Press under the Murty Classical Library of India series

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