Bhava MOBI µ Hardcover

Bhava 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 be his son from the first wife, assuming she had survived the assault and was rescued by her possible lover.Both have a lurking suspicion that above is true, but neither is sure.A decent read. 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 littlethan a glossary of terms and phrases used in the book, it is quite a literary work that makes you think and rethi 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 littlethan a glossary of terms and phrases used in the book, it is quite a literary work that makes you think and rethink issues around life, one s existence and the fluid path between doubt and acceptance For me, the book title Bhava reflects the path from doubts of the self, the questions that we as individuals have to one of acceptance and surrender, reconcilement and then holding peace with what we finally can come near to as answers.I would recommend this book for serious literature readers and those willing to try the beauty and depths of Indian literature ..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 question is no longer relevant..only reason would like to read the book Samskara tattvamasi thou art. 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. Lost in Translation 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. Awesome I wish I had read Samskara before this one It has been so long since I read books translated from Kannada Though I m a Kannadiga , my Kannada reading skills are poor and I realized this is somewhat of a shame and I must improve Ananthamurthy had trouble with the translations into English and Judith Kroll has done a commendable job of it The book begins with Shastri who meets a fellow traveler Dinakar in Ayappa attire and offers him kuttavalakki Shastri is a popular man who performs harikatha and Dinakar has made his living acting in It has been so long since I read books translated from Kannada Though I m a Kannadiga , my Kannada reading skills are poor and I realized this is somewhat of a shame and I must improve Ananthamurthy had trouble with the translations into English and Judith Kroll has done a commendable job of it The book begins with Shastri who meets a fellow traveler Dinakar in Ayappa attire and offers him kuttavalakki Shastri is a popular man who performs harikatha and Dinakar has made his living acting in TV Shastri seeing the amulet in Dinakar s neck goes into intense mental turmoil Dinakar having faced too many hardships and failure in relationships is in search of his mother We see how these stories intermingle and the questions in life itself arise From your kuttavalakki I remembered the name Mother used to call me, Puttani , Dinakar said What does Puttani mean If the name suits me, call me by that name Thus begins Bhava the chances in life for retribution Dinakar meets Sitamma, who has the most harmonious attitude and brimming with wisdom which she conveys through her food and rangoli How Sitamma performs these tasks is a walk down memory lane On these fragrant, bud shaped banana leaves, kadabu steamed in cups of jackfruit leaves, and on the kadabu, yellow coloured ghee from cow s milk Three different types of chutneys In a banana cup, creamy curd On the side, hot steaming coffee Bhava goes into the philosophical reasoning for past regrets, however unforgivable and hurtful they may be How we must come to accept what is at hand and control the present only It goes beyond judgment and day to day miseries to achieve vairagya When ripe, the cocoon bursts when ripe,a person can be transformed, can turn over Bhava is part thriller, part philosophy We see many questions unanswered, as highlighted in the Afterword There are many lessons in the book only if one appreciates the subtleties and gives themselves a fighting chance For Dinakar, Sitamma s unquestioning acceptance of herself an her life was magical As her son Narayan Tantri says, for her there will be no rebirth She lives in this bhava without being of it 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

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