O.V. Vijayan The Legends of Khasak

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The Legends of Khasak

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A restlessness born of guilt and despair leads Ravi to embark on a journey that ends in the remote village of Khasak in the picturesque Palghat countryside in Kerala. A land from the past, potent with dreams and legends, enfolds the traveller in a powerful and unsettling embrace.

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The author published 5 novels, eight collections os stories, seven political essays and one volume of satire.He won the Sahitya Akademi award, and the state Akademi award as well as the prestigious Valayar award.

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Book Description Penguin Books India/Penguin Modern Classics, 2008. Softcover. Book Condition: New. A restlessness born of guilt and despair leads Ravi to embark on a journey that ends in the remote village of Khasak in the picturesque Palghat countryside in Kerala. A land from the past, potent with dreams and legends, enfolds the traveller in a powerful and unsettling embrace. Ravi is bewitched and entranced as everything around him?the villagers; their children whom he teaches in a makeshift school; the elders who see him as a threat; the toddy-tappers; the shamans?takes on the quality of myth. And then reality, painful and threatening, begins to intrude on the sojourner?s resting place and Ravi begins to understand that there is no escape from the relentless dictates of karma? Often poetic and dark, always complex and rich, The Legends of Khasak, O.V. Vijayan?s much-acclaimed first novel, translated into English by the author, is an extraordinary achievement. Printed Pages: 216. Bookseller Inventory # 23013

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Book Description Penguin Books India/Penguin Modern Classics, 2008. Softcover. Book Condition: New. A restlessness born of guilt and despair leads Ravi to embark on a journey that ends in the remote village of Khasak in the picturesque Palghat countryside in Kerala. A land from the past, potent with dreams and legends, enfolds the traveller in a powerful and unsettling embrace. Ravi is bewitched and entranced as everything around himâ"the villagers; their children whom he teaches in a makeshift school; the elders who see him as a threat; the toddy-tappers; the shamansâ"takes on the quality of myth. And then reality, painful and threatening, begins to intrude on the sojournerâs resting place and Ravi begins to understand that there is no escape from the relentless dictates of karma⦠Often poetic and dark, always complex and rich, The Legends of Khasak, O.V. Vijayanâs much-acclaimed first novel, translated into English by the author, is an extraordinary achievement. Printed Pages: 216. Bookseller Inventory # 23013

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