December 7, 2023


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Review: Days of Longing and The red tin roof by Nirmal Verma

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VermaNirmalDays of Longing
Nirmal Verma, translated by Krishna Baldev Vaid
Penguin (2013)

The red tin roof
Nirmal Verma, translated by Kuldeep Singh (Penguin, 2013)


Celebrated Hindi novelist Nirmal Verma earned many honours, among them India’s highest literary award, the Jnanpith. In his fiction, he used exquisite descriptions of a realistic outer world to reflect the complex emotions and thoughts of his characters. These two smoothly translated novels are welcome introductions to Verma’s brilliant work for readers unable to enjoy them in the original Hindi. 

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