Shopping Bag

0 item(s) in cart/ total: $0    view cart
The Avatars of Bhujangaiah
The Avatars of Bhujangaiah

The Avatars of Bhujangaiah

by Alanahalli Sri Krishna

Your Price: $24.95
In Stock.

Product ID:32425

Language

English

Publisher

Sahitya Akademi

ISBN

9788126027859 - Year: 2010 - Pages: 369

Binding

Paperback

Alanahalli Sri Krishna
Shipping Note: This item usually arrives at your doorstep in 10-15 days

Author: Alanahalli Sri Krishna
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): C. P. Ravichandra
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 369
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126027859

Description

Bhujangayya, the character around whom the novel revolves, is a man of steely will and astounding self-confidence; and the novel, in a leisurely manner, records the many twists and turns of his life. A small farmer in the beginning, Bhujangayya, in course of time, turns into a smalltime hotelier, a shopkeeper, a contractor, and finally a blind mendicant. What the novel emphasizes is that each new turn, new twist in his life, makes Bhajangayya more and more introspective regarding the meaning of life and living. Also, importantly, every new attempt on his part to rise from ashes like phoenix also involves Bhujangayya's crossing the traditional caste-community barriers on the one hand, and, on the other, losing interest in earthy possessions like land, money, and physical pleasures. Unarguably, Krishna’s Bhujangaiahna Dashavataragalu is the apotheosis of his narrative technique. It is a story that forever teases the reader through the characterization of Bhujangauah, who while remaining ordinary yet step by step ascends to the spiritual world, through the narrative technique that paints the anxiety, the joy and the trauma of a rural society that is at the crossroads and through the skill of compelling the reader to meditate upon the illusions of life even as he enthusiastically tells a story with élan.

Related Items

Recently Viewed Items