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The Eighteenth Parallel
The Eighteenth Parallel

The Eighteenth Parallel

by Ashokamitran

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Product ID:2678

Language

English

Publisher

Orient Longman/Disha

ISBN

0863113443 - Year: 1997 - Pages: 136

Binding

Paperback

Ashokamitran

Author: Ashokamitran
Publisher: Orient Longman/Disha
Year: 1997
Language: English
Pages: 136
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0863113443

Description

Considered one of Ashokamitran's finest works of fiction, won the Hakkia Chintanai Book-of-the-Year Award and appears in English for the first time in a unique sensitive translation.

Chandrasekhar, adolescent, vulnerable, confused, is growing up in the momentous period before and after 1947 when Hyderabad is the State of the Nizam. This political setting drumbeats through the novel, closely and ironically interwoven with Chandru's life at home, in the city and at college. In a brilliant narrative which shifts between first person and third, The Eighteenth Parallel presents the social, political and human events through Chandru's eyes with the double-stranding of humor and anguish characteristic of Ashokamitran's writing.

THE TRANSLATOR:

Gomathi Narayanan completed her postgraduate and doctoral studies in Kerala and Delhi and was also on the teaching and research faculties in both Universities.

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