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Smouldering Horizons-An English translation of Upalya, a Mar...
Smouldering Horizons-An English translation of Upalya, a Marathi novel about Dalit politics
 
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Author : Sharankumar Limbale (Author), Translated by Parnal Chirmuley with a Foreword by Anand Teltumbde
Publisher : South Asia Press
ISBN# : 9788193610466
Pages : 241
Price:INR 650
 
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 This political novel is also a deeply felt and universal human story. It is set in the backdrop of youthful idealism, bitter and deep-seated caste divisions, the yearning for justice, the struggle involved in building a political organization, and the slide into disintegration, cynicism, and despair. Yet it is also about changing hearts and minds, and personal tragedies that open the mind and free it from the prison created by traditions and belief.

Sharankumar Limbale is one of the greats of contemporary Marathi literature…. [This novel]is set in the backdrop of the fall of the Republican Party of India (RPI), the political vehicle of the Dalits since its birth in 1957 as willed by Babasaheb Ambedkar, and the emergence of a new hope in the form of the Dalit Panthers in 1972. … though a work of fiction, [it] has profound lessons embedded for those who want to understand the contemporary dynamics of politics in general and Dalit politics in particular.
-From the foreword

Sharankumar Limbale, formerly Professor & Director, School of Humanities & Social Science, Y. C. M. U., Nasik, Maharashtra, received the Maharashtra State Award for Literature three times, in 1985, 2004, and 2009. He is a sought after speaker at national and international literature conferences and festivals. His other works include The Outcaste : Akkarmashi, Bahujan, Zund, and Towards an Aesthetics of Dalit Literature.

Parnal Chirmuley is Associate Professor, Centre of German Studies, School of Language, Literature, and Culture Studies, JNU, New Delhi. She translates both from German and her native Marathi. She is the translator of Hermann Kulke’s History of Pre-Colonial India from German into English.

 
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