Saturday, September 30, 2006

Seven 6s are 43

Saat Sakkam Trechalis, Nagarkar's explosive first novel, redefined Marathi literature with its language and the sexual identity it gave voice to. Translated by Shubha Slee, Seven 6s are 43, once again brings alive the magic of Nagarkar's creativity. The wry humour and the irreverent approach rivets the reader's attention to the very last page.

The Times of India

"He sees the funny side of everything: poverty, illness, suffering, death, and of course, intercourse."

Senior Assistant Editor Pankaj Upadhyay,

"I have known Kiran Nagarkar, the author of Cuckold and Ravan and Eddie, for over five years now. I have laughed with him, cried with him, argued endlessly and fought bitterly. But we have remained friends. For me he is the Maharaj Kumar of Cuckold -- kind, cruel, good, bad, honest, untruthful, loyal, fickle, brave, a coward. But beyond all this, he is someone who is constantly questioning and probing, looking for answers, testing inherited wisdom, turning mores and moralities upside down, every now and then, to check their worth. "

The author

Kiran Nagarkar

The translator

Shubha Slee

Publishers: Katha
Cover Painting: Chittrovana Mazumdar
Price: Rs 200
ISBN: 81-87649-74-7


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