Author: G P PradhanTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Shrikant TambePublisher: National Book TrustYear: 2011Language: EnglishPages: 471ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123762524
A Tale with Seven Answers can be read on various planes – as a political novel, as a psychological study of Characters with different ideological moorings, as a sociological analysis of public life in India and more interestingly as an autobiographical novel. First published in Marathi in 1981, it depicts primarily the course of life of seven friends who represent seven different discourses in the Nationalist freedom movement in India and post independence developments. Employing the methods of deconstruction, as it were, the novel not only unfolds the dilemmas, contradictions, dialogue, stories of love.Longing, friendships and personal character of the lead players through an omnipresent narrator as well through exchange of letters, entries in diaries etc., it also details out the variety of choices and trajectories discussed, weighed and chosen during the freedom movement and after independence. An instructive and delightful read and an important contribution to the growing body of Indian fiction in English translation, the novel is a rare offering from one of the eminent political leaders of contemporary times.
Preface Intent Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24 Chapter 25Chapter 26Chapter 27Chapter 28Chapter 29Chapter 30Chapter 31Chapter 32Chapter 33Chapter 34Chapter 35Chapter 36