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Kanji and Jivi - A Tragic Love Story
Kanji and Jivi - A Tragic Love Story

Kanji and Jivi - A Tragic Love Story

by Pannalal Patel

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Sahitya Akademi


9788126040681 - Year: 2014 - Pages: 262



Pannalal Patel
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Author: Pannalal Patel
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Rajesh Patel
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 262
ISBN/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.

“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.



Translator’s Note

1. First Meeting
2. Under the Influence of the Unknown
3. Madly in Love
4. In the Whirlpool of Love
5. Struggle
6. Married to a Stranger
7. Huda Songs
8. Moral Purity Preserved
9. Sorrow of Separation
10. Futile Attempt
11. What Right Do You Have?
12. Frank Talk
13. Subjected to Test
14. Let Him Go
15. Reputation is Saved
16. Farewell
17. Waiting in Vain
18. Life: The Brimming Cup of Poison
19. Song Half Sung
20. Why Had I Come?
21. Didn’t He Even See Me...?
22. United Souls


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