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To the Farthest Rock

Mohan Rakesh (Author) Satti Khanna (Translator)

In 1952, at the age of twenty-seven, Mohan Rakesh undertook a journey to south India, travelling by bus, train and steamer along the western coast from Bombay to Kanyakumari. Young and ardent, he dreamt of the wide expanse of sea that would make up for a childhood spent in Amritsar's narrow lanes, and had visions of comely guides who would look kindly upon his wandering. But once he set out from Delhi on a train to Bombay, his visions slipped away and complex reality took over.

To the Farthest Rock is a remarkable account of the hope and despair that characterized post Independence India. Rakesh had only published a few short stories when he quit a teaching job in Shimla in order to travel, but readers who know his later work will recognize his skill with portraits of people and his exceptional ability to render fluctuations of feeling.

Set against the verdant coastal landscape of Goa and Kerala, this absorbing travelogue is a fine introduction to the mind of one of Hindi's greatest novelists and playwrights.

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About the author

Satti Khanna

Satti Khann teaches Indian film and literature in the Department of Asian and African Languages and Literature at Duke University, USA. He also interprets the lives of contemporary Indian writers to an international audience through a series of translations and documentary films. A Window Lived in a Wall is the second work of Vinod Kumar Shukla's fiction to be translated by Khanna. His translation of Naukar ki Kamiz (The Servant's Shirt) was published by Penguin India in 1999.

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Bibliographic information

Title To the Farthest Rock
Format Softcover
Date published: 21.07.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Harper Perennial
Language: English
isbn 9789350298534
length 153p., 20cm.
Subjects Biography