Author: Ram Sarup AnkhiTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Shaila NaqviPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 2014Language: UrduPages: 521ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123729091
Kothe Kharak Singh is a novel of epic dimensions spanning a period of three generations. It covers a period starting after 1940-42 and goes on to the ushering in of Janata Party’s rule after the emergency and then Indira Gandhi’s return to power. Such a long narration, having so many characters, with their different natures, and temperaments and different relationships with their peculiar problems, in the background of distinctive culture prevailing in the villages, the erosion of human values, the deep impact of politics on the changing village culture after 1947, intrusion of politics into religion and interference of religion in politics. The writer has accommodated all that in this grand creation.