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DetailsAn extraordinarily moving tale of a small-town schoolteacher. The new novel from the winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Novel Vasu Master has recently retired from his job in a local school. Away from the familiar circumscribed world of school, principal and classroom, he begins to relive incidents from the past and discover in his own halting but imaginative way the nature of teaching, teacher and pupil. This process of self-discovery is speeded up by the arrival of Mani, who cannot or will not speak. Vasu Master tells the reticent child one fantastic story after the other as he faces up to the biggest challenge of his life: can he teach (or heal) Mani? Using fantasy, fable and a host of wonderfully imagined characters and the gentle, humane and philosophic voice of Vasu Master the author creates a richly textured and complex work that eloquently explores the human condition and the underlying principles of all human action. Biography Githa Hariharan has written novels, short fiction and essays over the last three decades. Her highly acclaimed work includes The Thousand Faces of Night which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book in 1993, the short story collection The Art of Dying, the novels The Ghosts of Vasu Master, When Dreams Travel, In Times of Siege and Fugitive Histories, and a collection of essays entitled Almost Home: Cities and Other Places. She has also written childrens stories; and edited a collection of translated short fiction, A Southern Harvest, the essay collection From India to Palestine: Essays in Solidarity and co-edited Battling for India: A Citizens Reader. Her most recent novel is I Have Become the Tide. Hariharan has, over the years, been a cultural commentator through her essays, lectures and activism. In 1995, Hariharan challenged the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act as discriminatory against women. The case, Githa Hariharan and Another vs. Reserve Bank of India and Another, led to a landmark Supreme Court judgment in 1999 on guardianship.
SKU Code IBD B 396 Weight in Kg 0.2040 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780140247244 Author Name Githa Hariharan Publisher Name PENGUIN INDIA