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Strangers on the Roof

Strangers on the Roof

Rajendra Yadav (Ruth Vanita Tr.)
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‘Startlingly avant garde in its form, as well as its content’-Business Standard
Samar, a young scholar, is married to Prabha against his will. Ego and frustration combine to make him refuse to say even a single word to his wife on the day of the marriage. They live thus, without speaking, for nearly a year. Until one moment when their suppressed emotions burst through, and lead to a passionate reconciliation. Funny, affectionate and hard hitting, this is one of the most unique love stories in Indian writing. ‘The first Hindi work which attempted to jolt the fabled Bharatiya Sanskriti (Indian culture) out of its smug stupor’-Countercurrents
‘The enfant terrible of Hindi literature’-Tehelka

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Sep/2014

ISBN: 9780143423829

Length : 264 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

Strangers on the Roof

Rajendra Yadav (Ruth Vanita Tr.)

‘Startlingly avant garde in its form, as well as its content’-Business Standard
Samar, a young scholar, is married to Prabha against his will. Ego and frustration combine to make him refuse to say even a single word to his wife on the day of the marriage. They live thus, without speaking, for nearly a year. Until one moment when their suppressed emotions burst through, and lead to a passionate reconciliation. Funny, affectionate and hard hitting, this is one of the most unique love stories in Indian writing. ‘The first Hindi work which attempted to jolt the fabled Bharatiya Sanskriti (Indian culture) out of its smug stupor’-Countercurrents
‘The enfant terrible of Hindi literature’-Tehelka

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Rajendra Yadav (Ruth Vanita Tr.)

RAJENDRA YADAV (1929–2013) was a pioneer of the Hindi literary movement Nayi Kahani.