Author: S L Bhyrappa
Translator(s): Pradhan Gurudatta / David Mowat
Publisher: B R Publishing
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817646340X
This translation of Kannada novel "Datu" stresses the nature and extent of social and inter-caste conflict in India, and highlights the hypocrisy of the system.
Set predominantly in rural Karnataka, Crossing Over is a gripping and passionate novel which centres on Satyabhama, the quiet and independent daughter of a Brahmin priest. When she announces her intention of marrying a man of lower caste Srinivasa, it precipitates a course of events which stresses the nature and extent of social and inter-caste conflict in India.
The novel also highlights the hypocrisy of the system and the often violent struggle for equality and is not only a strong indictment of the oppression, misery and injustice caused by caste distinctions but is also an uplifting account of a steadfast and courageous woman’s voyage of self-discovery.