Author: Tarashankar BandyopadhyayTranslator(s)/Editor: Ramnik MeghaniPublisher: Sahitya AkademiYear: 1993Language: GujaratiPages: 322ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172013124
Translated from the original in Bangla by Enakshi Chatterjee, this novel which received Sahitya Akademi Award has an off beat theme. On one level the theme is a clash between the old and the new, between traditional medicine and the Western system of allopathy. But it is not just a clash of values that the novel is concerned with. On a deeper level the theme is man's confrontation with death and his attempt to come to grips with it. The author looks at the human weakness with tenderness and sympathy.