Author: Mulk Raj Anand
Translator(s)/Editor: Meem Meem Rajinder
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
This novel is Mulk Raj Anand's finest and the most controversial novel. In this Anand conveys with precision, urgency and barely disguised fury what it might feel like to be one of India's untouchables.
Barkha is a proud an attractive young man, but he is an outcaste in a system which is only now slowly changing and was as cruel and debilitating as apartheid. Into this re-creation of one day in the life of this sweeper and latrine cleaner, Anand pours a vitality and richness of detail that has earned him acclaim as his country's greatest revealer of the 'other' India.