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Comrades of Jesus

 
Indira Parthasarathy (Author)
Synopsis An Indian professor goes to Poland in the early eighties during a critical time in that country: political turmoil prevails and -- for the first time in the history of any socialist country -- intellectuals and workers have joined together to revolt against the ruling political system. Alternately narrated by the Professor in the first person as protagonist, and in the third person as the author the novel, Comrades of Jesus is the story of Anna and Pyotr, a divorced Polish couple; of the burgeoning love between Naren, a young Indian diplomat, and Asha, who is of mixed parentage; of an Indian intellectual settled in Warsaw; and of an artist who only paints butterflies. It is the story of India and Poland, set in the historical background of the social and political contradictions in these two countries. The Poles are the Comrades of Jesus, waiting for his second coming and the Indians, for an avatar.
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About the author

Indira Parthasarathy

Widely acknowledged as one of those who have revolutionized modern Tamil drama, Indira Parthasarathy is a creative writer, literary and cultural critic, and historian who started his career as an academic. His best known plays are Aurangzeb, Pas, Mazhai, Nandan Kathai and Raamaanujar. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi award for the novel Kuruthi-p-punal (1977) which has been translated into all the major Indian languages, including Bengali.

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Bibliographic information

Title Comrades of Jesus
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Language: English
isbn 8129106191
length xiv+207p.