Anitya: Halfway to Nowhere

01 March, 2010

Mridula Garg, translated by Seema Segal

Oxford University Press

259 pages, Rs 395

Mridula Garg is one of the country’s most established and prolific Hindi writers. This novel sensitively portrays the predicament of two generations during and immediately after the Independence Movement. Anitya moves beyond the theme of Independence, the trauma of Partition, and victimhood to focus on everyday personal battles between principles and self-interest.