To Hell With You, Mitro

To Hell With You, Mitro

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Author: Krishna Sobti
Translator(s)/ Edito: Gita Rajan/Raji narasimhan
Publisher: Katha
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 117
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788187649557


“Good language is not just… knowing that a word exists. You cannot even establish a word or install it unless you are aware of its shape, colour, as also the country of its origin and use. A good writer… assimilates words in their entirety – their sounds, rhythm, their capacity to hold meaning their subtlety and their linguistic tangibility… If you don’t live a language and have no feelings for the words, you cannot, at the level of style alone, weave them into the fabric of your creativity… An exhibition of words, without an avowed intent or aesthetic sense, is meaningless. -Krishna Sobti


Krishna Sobti's lively, unapologetic portrayal of a married woman who brooks no limits to her sexuality is as compelling, pertinent and provocative today as when it first shook the Hindi literary world in 1966. Katha presents another masterpiece from one of the most spirited writers of our times.

‘Mitro Marjani was not a writer’s story… I was amazed at the surprises Mitro gave me at every turn. Brought up outside the walls of patriarchy… Mitro is her mother’s daughter who can voice her desires and get away with it. She has no inhibitions about talking of things tabooed by tradition. She really impressed me.’
- Krishna Sobti