[Reading] ➺ Bhava ➰ U.R. Ananthamurthy ಯು. ಆರ್. ಅನ೦ತಮೂರ್ತಿ – Writerscompany.co.uk

Bhava A Compelling Tale Of Mystery, Passion And Spiritual Exploration Seventy Year Old Shastri A Reciter Of Harikatha, Encounters An Ayyappa Pilgrim On A Train Around The Pilgrim S Neck Is A Sri Chakra Amulet Which Looks Like One That Belonged To Saroja, Shastri S First Wife But Shastri Thought He Had Killed Saroja Years Before, Believing She Was Pregnant By Another Man If The Amulet Is Saroja S, Then She Might Have Survived, And The Pilgrim Dinakar, A Television Star Could Be Shastri S Son A Similar Story Is Revealed When Dinakar Visits His Old Friend Narayan Either Could Be The Father Of Prasad, A Young Man Destined For Spiritual Attainment The Interwoven Lives Of Three Generations Play Out Variations On The Same Themes Whose Son Am I Whose Father Am I Where Are My Roots These Mysteries Of The Past And Present Are Explored, But There Are No Clear Answers And While Significant In Daily Being , Such Questions Lose Urgency In The Flux Of Becoming Bhava Means Both Being And Becoming So We Are Led To Consider That Samsara The World Of Illusion And Embodiment May Not Be Very Different From Sunya , The Emptiness From Which Everything Arises At Times A Drama Of Cruelty And Lust, At Times A Lyrical Meditation On Love And Transformation, Bhava Is An Exceptional Novel By One Of India S Most Celebrated Writers Translated From The Kannada By Judith Kroll With The Author


About the Author: U.R. Ananthamurthy ಯು. ಆರ್. ಅನ೦ತಮೂರ್ತಿ

Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy was a contemporary writer and critic in the Kannada language and is considered as one of the pioneers of the Navya movement He is the sixth person among eight recipients of the Jnanpith Award for the Kannada language, the highest literary honor conferred in India In 1998, he received the Padma Bhushan award from the Government of India and in 2013, he was nom



10 thoughts on “Bhava

  1. says:

    A writer who shares the same surname as me and whose hometown is also the same And I haven t read his books Sigh UR Ananthamurthy is a giant in Indian literature, but I am a bit late in reading his works Very late The word bhava when derived from Sanskrit means both being and becoming In Bhava Ananthamurthy traces a psychological and at times metaphysical journey into this p


  2. says:

    ..the book is continuing with a story of threads spread all around, less convincing and then the plot get just over to two persons whom without talking much are affecting each other perception Answers are delayed until the quest...


  3. says:

    A mystery novella whose canvas limited to human actions None of the mystery is solved in the novel as each characters in it find the answers for the problems caused by their actions, try to find meaning to their existence and their eventual acceptance.


  4. says:

    My head is still reeling after reading U R Anantha Murthy s Bhava, translated from the original Kannada by American poet, essayist and translator Judith Kroll, with the author At 183 pages that includes an Afterword by Judith Kroll that has a critical commentary on Bhava where she links certain themes with the author s other work Samsara and a Notes section that is a little than


  5. says:

    A story based on rural Karnataka It is about two men trying to find their footing in this world One has apparently killed his first wife and has been living with his mistress and his second wife.The second one who could...


  6. says:

    Four and 1 2 stars as literature Two strangers meet on a train returning to Southern India, on different spiritual quests, each trying to grow beyond the evil that they have lived To enter the book is to enter world that is exotic at least to this WASP native California...


  7. says:

    This novella is not in same class as the celebrated Samskara from the author but it does follow the same theme What is the purpose of life How should we go about living our lives The book could not answer these questions but does show the contradictions of life by narrating the lives of the protagonists All characters in this novell...


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  9. says:

    Read the Tamil translation


  10. says:

    A very well written book As the author was also involved in the translation I guess the book hasn t lost it s beauty A very good reading though the author hasn t solved some of the mysteries.


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