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Tell the Tale, Urvashi

Dalip Kaur Tiwana (Author) Bhupinder Singh (Author)

The long-awaited English translation of the popular Punjabi novel Katha Kaho Urvashi by Sahitya Akademi Award-winning novelist and distinguished academic Dalip Kaur Tiwana, Tell the Tale, Urvashi is the tragic intergenerational saga of a landed Sikh family in late 20th-century Punjab.

Devinder, his three sisters and their widowed, deeply religious mother form a close-knit family. Devinder’s special bond with his eldest sister Kuldeep is challenged by his marriage to Alka, a beautiful, restless woman constrained by traditional roles and expectations. Exploring the dynamics of family life, human relationships, the evolving roles of women and the social structures within which they are rooted, the novel addresses questions of identity and alienation, tradition and modernity against the backdrop of a wider cultural disorientation of our times, and hauntingly captures the search for the meaning of life, loss and death.

Using multiple narratives and narrative genres, Tiwana projects a many-voiced, fragmented world in which there are no black and white divisions, no saints or villains, only individuals limited by their own impulses and frailties, their memories and pasts—people in whom we can see reflections of ourselves. A universal tale of love and loss told simply but evocatively, this classic of Punjabi literature will appeal to all lovers of Indian fiction.

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About the author

Bhupinder Singh

Dr. Bhupinder Singh did his Master degree in Physical Education, Sociology and Public Administration and earned doctorate in physical education from Punjabi University, Patiala. His research interests concern sports sociology and social psychology and has developed psychosocial profiles of Indian athletes. He has been teaching sports sociology and sports psychology to graduate and post graduate students in Asia's premier institute Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala. He was incharge of the department of sports sociology from 1987 to 1996 and worked with world famour sports sociologists Dr. F.W. Gras and Dr. O. Milsthein. He received training in sprots sociology from Sports Central Institute of Moscow. A contributor to the sports sociology literature, he has published several articles in various journals and magazines and has made numerous presentations at National and International level conferences and congresses. Apart from the teaching and research assignments, he has the experience of conducting National and International competions as technical expert. A former National and Inter University position holder, he did his diploma in coaching from Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports with top honours. Presently, he is working as Reader-cum-Joint Director Sports, Punjabi University, Patial engrossed in teaching, research and administrative assignments. He has been member of Board of Studies of Punjabi University, Patial and HImachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He has been acting as Resrouce Person for UGC refresher courses in physical education.

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Title Tell the Tale, Urvashi
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788125063162
length 436p.