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A young man from Jalandhar longs to become a writer but fails at every turn. Upendranath Ashk's 1947 novel explores in great detail the trials and tribulations of Chetan. From the back galis of Lahore and Jalandhar to Shimla's Scandal Point, Falling Walls offers a rich and intimate portrait of lower-middle-class life in the 1930s and the hurdles an aspiring writer must ove ...more
Kindle Edition, 544 pages
Published June 1st 2015 by Penguin Modern Classics
(first published January 1st 1947)
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Upendra Nath Ashk is acclaimed as one of the most controversial authors of the Hindi–Urdu tradition. He has written over a hundred books in almost all genres of literature. His magnum opus, Girti Deewaaren, written in seven volumes, is hailed as an epic of Indian middle- class life. Ashk has been widely translated. He was the first Hindi dramatist to receive the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1965 ...more
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