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Archit Nanda
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Shelves: hindi, indian-fiction
Antima Aranya is a subtle, slow, intoxicating tale about the search of meaning in a life that has no meaning. Set among the hills, the author brilliantly encompasses the beauty of the Himalayas in his mesmerizing paragraphs. It is set in a place where people come after they have led their lives. However the protagonist of this novel has come there because he has none. He read an advertisement and came there to take care of an old man. The woman who had issued that advertisement is now dead.

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when a translation can be so intriguing, how good the hindi version might be
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A well-known name in Hindi literature, Nirmal Verma is known mainly for his fictional works. Born on April 3, 1929, he obtained a M.A. in history from Delhi University. He studied Czech at the Oriental Institute in Prague, and has been a Fellow with the International Institute for Asian Studies. Nirmal Verma is a recipient of India's highest literary award, the Jnanpith, and his short stories ...more
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