Author: Syed Abdul MalikTranslator(s)/ Edito: PatelPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 1994Language: GujaratiPages: 200ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123707800
Set against the backdrop of a backward Assamese village a novel with a penetrating insight into the conflicts of human passions and desires. Longing for Sunshine ( Surya mukheer Swapna ) is one of Syed Abdul Malik's most popular novels that reveals his penetrating insight in to the conflicts of human passions and desires, his sustained imaginative power and life style. Set against the backdrop of a typically backward Assames village, Dalim, the novel depicts the life of the poor peasants here, their occupations, their customs and manners, their joys and sorrows. It gives uninhibited exposure of economic and social evils surrounding the society.The novel owes its immense success to its moving dialogue, humour, irony and sudden turn of events. The philosophy of life that emerges from this novel adds to its profoundness.