Two novels, Resignation and The Sun’s Seventh Horse by Ajneya (1911-1987) – an eminent Hindi writer, critic, journalist and pioneer of Indian modernity in Hindi, as well as a revolutionary freedom fighter.
An introspective Pramod reflects on the life story of his aunt Mrinal, the relationship he shared with her as a child and his gradual estrangement from her as he grew up. Raising deep philosophical questions about human nature and the restrictions imposed on it by society, The Resignation is a poignant tale that reveals the darker side of society.
The Sun’s Seventh Horse
A unique experiment in storytelling, The Sun’s Seventh Horse is a set of connected mini-narratives, and is considered to be one of the leading instances of meta-fiction in twentieth century Hindi literature. The novel is insightful and sharply ironic with characters that reveal hidden aspects of life and loss; it is an engaging contemplation about life and the fine art of story-telling.
Sachidanand Hirananda Vatsyayan (Ajneya) (1911-1987) was an eminent Hindi writer, critic, journalist and pioneer of Indian modernity in Hindi, as well as a revolutionary freedom fighter. A harbinger of new trends in almost all genres of literary writings, Ajneya has written poetry, short stories, novels, travelogues, essays and poetic drama.
Sachidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan (Ajneya)
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