Author: Dharmavir Bharati
Publisher: National Book Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812372862X
English translation of a unique and significant novel from modern Hindi literature.
Re-interpreting the Pauranic myth of seven horses of the Sun to essay a powerful indictment on the disrupted, struggle-filled, hypocritical and deceitful life of the lower middle class, the novel breaks new grounds in the art of story telling. Each of the story in the novel, brought to life and strung together by the narrator who is also the common link, is told through the six afternoons representing the six horses. While the seventh horse, with its chest wide and head held high strides along the desolate lifescape bringing with it the much needed hopes and dreams.
Sachchidanand Hiranand Vatsyayan 'Ajneya' (1911-1987) honored with many awards including Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith, India's highest literary award, for his varied contributions to the world of letters is also a fine translator with six books of translations to his credit.