Author: Gopinath Mohanty
Translator(s)/ Edito: Bikram Keshari Das
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81260256526
Tarun Roy, a clerk in a British trading company in pre-independence Calcutta, comes with his wife and daughter to Puri for a weekend holiday, hoping to escape briefly the tensions of lower middle class existence.
He dutifully visits the Jagannath temple and the sea-shore, like any ordinary tourist, but finds his life transformed through a variety of mystical experiences, and returns to the city with a new understanding of life.