Author: Pannalal PatelTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Rajesh PatelPublisher: Sahitya AkademiYear: 2014Language: EnglishPages: 262ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126040681
This volume is English translation by Rajesh Patel of Pannalal Patel’s Gujarati classic Malela jiv.Kanji and Jivi is a tragic love story that never finds absolution. A young man falls in love with a girl from a different caste and how their love undergoes various tribulations forms the basis of the story. The novel traces the difficult journey the two lovers undertake as their lives take one nasty turn after another. The universality of the novel lies in the intricate examination of the choices one makes and the price one has to pay for it. COMMENT:“It is not only the story of Kanji and Jivi but also the story of all of us. It is the sensitive story of the entire society. And herein lies the aesthetic beauty of this novel. ” == Zaverchand Meghani (Gujarati poet)About The Translator:Rajesh Patel teaches at Smt. M. C. Desai Arts and Commerce College, Prantij, District Sabarkantha, Gujarat. He also taught English and served for a while as Principal at Smt. Revaben Odhavjibhai Patel Women’s College, Morbi and District Rajkot. Translation is his area of specialization.
ContentsTranslator’s Note1. First Meeting2. Under the Influence of the Unknown3. Madly in Love4. In the Whirlpool of Love5. Struggle6. Married to a Stranger7. Huda Songs8. Moral Purity Preserved9. Sorrow of Separation10. Futile Attempt11. What Right Do You Have?12. Frank Talk13. Subjected to Test14. Let Him Go15. Reputation is Saved16. Farewell17. Waiting in Vain18. Life: The Brimming Cup of Poison19. Song Half Sung20. Why Had I Come?21. Didn’t He Even See Me...?22. United SoulsGlossary