26 Years
Home > Book Review > A tale of two friends

A tale of two friends

Monday, September 19, 2011

 Manasarovar by Ashokamitran, translated from Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman, is the story of a friendship between a Hindi filmstar Satyan Kumar, and a Tamil screenwriter, Gopalan. The two have much in common as far as the arts are concerned, both like Dr Zhivago, and writers like Nathaniel West. 

Gopalan's wife, Jambagam, is a mentally disturbed woman, who reacts viciously when her husband is around. When Raja, their teenaged son, comes down with a mysterious fever, and Jagadamba becomes violent, Gopalan ties her up and then goes in search of a doctor. He returns to find his son dead with a pillow on his face. 

Satyan, who had come to Bombay from Peshawar with just Rs.50 in his pocket is lonely in the midst of hangers-on living with him. Money cannot give him the genuine friendship he longs for.

The author employs the device of first person narratives by Satyan and Gopalan in alternate chapters. N. Kalyan Raman has been faithful to the original. 

Penguin Books India
Price Rs.225

Facebook   Delicious   Delicious   submit to reddit reddit
No Comments Posted
- Advertising -
Sex and IUD
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Select Sun sign:
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)Some News your get to hear can be upsetting... The situation being volatile, keep your feelings under wraps and avoid discussions. Let not personal problems affect your performance at work. You are at a very crucial point in a negotiation which needs your undivided attention.
Tarot for Love
Select Sun sign:
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)What the cards say: There is new energy. You will benefit Path: Use the energy constructively and cautiously. Don’t rush headlong into disaster Ally: Virgo will calm you down. Avoid Gemini who could confuse you Card for the week: Tarot key no. I The Magician. He gives you the wherewithal to forge ahead. You will achieve and win accolades
- Advertising -
We may not realise it but our work lives affect o
Keeping your liver healthy has a lot to do with y
Coconut water is nature’s purest and healthiest d
Read More