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Tantu The Loom of Life

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Item Code: NAL915
Author: S. L. Bhyrappa
Publisher: Niyogi Books
Language: English
Edition: 2011
ISBN: 9788189738839
Pages: 1242
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.5 inch X 6 inch
Weight 1.50 kg
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About the book

In this epic novel, Bhyrappa examines the social, political, moral and psychological fibre of contemporary Indian life, spanning the decades between post-Independence and the declaration of the Emergency under Indira Gangdi.

The range of characters is astonishingly comprehensive-the true Gandhian idealist who, despite all odds, hold on to his values; an honest, uncompromising journalist who remains steadfast to his professional ethics; the “liberated” career women who gains favour in the business world due to her promiscuity; and the academic-politician with a carefully cultivated charm used to seduce impressionable young women.

Tantu is panoramic in scope, moving from Banglore to Mysore, from Banaras to Delhi. Police brutality, goondaism at the village level, the superficial five-star hotel culture and the smuggling of art objects out of the country are all subjects the novel relentlessly examines. Corruption and nepotism in high and low places is portrayed with absolute candour, as is the steady erosion of traditional Indian values. Tantu is a fascinating survey of modern India, examine from many different angles.


About the Author

Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa is a best-selling Kannada novelist and is perhaps the most translated novelist in India today. Bhyrappa’s Lters novel, Avarana, created a record by going for twenty-two reprints in just two years. His twenty-one novels and a stunningly absorbing autobiography, Bitti, hav had the same distinction. Two of his novel have been translated into all fourteen official languages of India, while several others have been translated into many languages, especially Hindi and Marathi. Three of his work have been translated into Sanskrit, a rare distinction.


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