Shekhar: A Life

01 August 2018


Translated from Hindi by Snehal Shingavi and Vasudha Dalmia

Published in two volumes in the 1940s, and regarded as one of the most influential Hindi novels of all time, Shekhar portrays the journey of a young revolutionary in pre-Independence India. On the night before he is to be hanged as a political prisoner, Shekhar finds himself drawn into a vortex of memories—flashes of childhood angst and youthful love, philosophical questions and ideological fervour.

Penguin Modern Classics, 752 pages, Rs 699