Kautik On Embers

Kautik On Embers (Paperback)

By Uddhav J Shelke 
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9789386050656
No. of Pages: 304
Binding: Paperback
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Kautik is prepared to work herself to the bone to feed her husbandMahadev and children Bhima, Nama and Yasodi. She not only drivesherself hard, but drives them too, her only concern being that theyshould keep their dignity intact at all times. She pleads with her husbandto pull his weight, often aiming sharp barbs at him. But Mahadev wouldrather sit under a tree smoking bidis than work. Bhima is a rebel, alwayson the lookout for opportunities to live a more exciting life. Nama isobedient and suffers for it. Yasodi is too young to make a difference.Ultimately, Kautik is alone in her fight for the family's survival. However,when she discovers that nothing she does will ever be enough to defeatthe calamities that life throws at her one after another, she crumbles,emerging through it all as a tragic heroine of epic proportions.Kautik on Embers is a searing portrayal of the poverty, discrimination anddesperation that continue to haunt the villages of rural Maharashtra.Originally published in Marathi in 1960 as Dhag, Uddhav J. Shelke'sterse narrative style and unadorned prose ensured its place in theMarathi literary canon as a modern classic. Shanta Gokhale's outstandingtranslation now makes this iconic novel available in English.

About the author

Uddhav J. Shelke (1931-1992) was born in Hinganghat in the Vidarbhadistrict of Maharashtra. After his school education, he joined the Amravatidaily, Hindustan, as associate editor. Then he moved to Tapovan, DrShivajirao Patwardhan's colony for people affected with leprosy where heworked as proof-reader, compositor and finally manager of the printingpress. He won himself a place in the Marathi literary canon with his firstnovel, Dhag. His prodigious output of long and short fiction thereafter pandered exclusively to popular taste. However, it allowed him to liveas a professional writer.

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Title: Kautik On Embers
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
Author: Uddhav J Shelke
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9789386050656
No. of Pages: 304
Binding: Paperback


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