Author: Dhruv BhattTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Anjani NaravanePublisher: Sahitya AkademiYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 231ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126024346
A young Indian university student in America is sent to India by his professor to live with the tribal’s in the forests on the banks of Narmada, and send reports to the professor as a part of a project. The young man has spent most of his growing-up years abroad and is most reluctant to do this work.But as he settles down, he starts liking the simple, hard-working tribal’s. Many questions, doubts, arise in his mind, and he realizes many things. He starts thinking about the difference between religion, rituals and spirituality. In his quest for knowledge and truth, he meets many interesting people through the young, beautiful, educated Supriya, who runs a Tribal Welfare Centre in the forests.What happens in the end? Does he go back to his American girlfriend? Or does he stay back? Does he find self-realization?That Thou Art (Tattvamasi ) received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2001.About the Translator:Anjani Naravane, the translator, is a well-known writer in Marathi. Her original works in Marathi include Kuryat Sada Gendhalam (collection of essays), Vadawai (novel), and Ruchipalet (cookery book) among others. She has also translated from English and Gujarati into Marathi and vice versa. She is a recipient of the Ranjit Desai Puraskar and S.V. Modak Award.