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dc.contributor.authorDas, K.C.
dc.contributor.authorDas, K.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T15:20:42Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T15:20:42Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierONIX_20200923_9780472902316_57
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/41861
dc.description.abstractK. C. Das is deservedly one of the most celebrated writers in India today. He writes primarily in Oriya, the language of his native state of Orissa, where he was born in 1924. A civil servant by profession, Das pursued a second career as a writer of stories, poems, and essays. The stories in this collection take place in an urban setting. The characters are mainly middle class, making them more accessible to North American readers than other examples of contemporary Indian fiction. These are not simple stories. They are about “divides,” about gaps between realities and imagination. In complex shifts between direct dialogue, interior monologue, and interior or imagined dialogue, Das lovingly but mercilessly exposes his characters' thoughts, self-deceptions, and the games they play with each other. These are stories about human weaknesses, the fallibility of human relationships, and the strategies we adopt to cope with our failures. They are about coming to terms with unpleasant, sometimes shocking truths about ourselves and others.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMichigan Papers On South And Southeast Asia
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology
dc.subject.otherSociology and anthropology
dc.titleThe Journey
dc.title.alternativeStories by K. C. Das
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.3998/mpub.19321
oapen.relation.isPublishedBye07ce9b5-7a46-4096-8f0c-bc1920e3d889
oapen.relation.isFundedBy0314e571-4102-4526-b014-3ed8f2d6750a
oapen.relation.isFundedBy0cdc3d7c-5c59-49ed-9dba-ad641acd8fd1
oapen.imprintU OF M CENTER FOR SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES
oapen.series.number48
oapen.pages161
oapen.place.publicationAnn Arbor
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