Author: Vinod Kumar Shukla
Choudhury Hemakanta Mishra/
Translator(s)/Editor: Choudhury Hemakanta Mishra
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126015454
This book carries Oriya translation of Sahitya Akademi award winning Hindi Novel - Deewar Main Ek Khirkee Rahathi Thi by noted Hindi novelist Vinod Kumar Shukla. It has been translated by Choudhury Hemakanta Mishra.
Vinod Kumar Shukla's apparently slight novel reaches into the depth of feeling Raghuvar Prasad and his wife Sonsi have for one another and for the world of lower middle class neighbours among whom they belong. Their possessions are meagre-the single room barely accomodates their bed, the water pot, the kitchen utensils and the tin box in which Sonsi keeps her precious things. But there is a magical place beyond the window which sustains Raghuvar Prasad's and Sonsi's spirit. This window lived in a wall.