Author: Giriraj Kishore
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): M. Gnanam
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126008245
A Sahitya Akademi award winner, this novel is set in the feudal setting of the rural western Uttar Pradesh, and straddles a period which has as its pivotal the attainment of political freedom.
The novel ends by placing a big question mark on the values resurrected by a new political class.
This novel is about the destiny, which changes but does not change. As in a game of chess, the destiny is pre-defined: only the pieces that undergo that destiny keep changing.