By Raja Rao
The Cat and Shakespeare is a steady, virtually teasing myth of 2 pals — Govindan Nair, an astute, down-to-earth thinker and clerk, who tackles the issues of regimen dwelling with notable logic and gusto, and whose clean and unorthodox conclusions regularly panic Ramakrishna Pai, Nair’s pal, neighbour and narrator of the tale. This evocative novel brings alive the uncooked texture of Indian existence, and delights in its humour.
The Cat and Shakespeare RAJA RAO (1909–2006), a path-breaker of Indian writing in English, was once born in Hassan, Mysore. After he graduated from Madras collage, he went directly to the collage of Montpellier in France on a scholarship. He moved to the U.S. in 1966, the place he taught on the collage of Texas at Austin until eventually 1983, while he retired as emeritus professor.A strong and profound author, and a great stylist, Rao effectively and imaginatively appropriated English for the Indian narrative. He was once honoured with India’s second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2007, the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1964, and the Neustadt overseas Prize for Literature in 1988.*R. PARTHASARATHY is a poet and translator. the writer of the lengthy poem ‘Rough Passage’, he edited the influential anthology Ten Twentieth-Century Indian Poets. His translation of the fifth-century Tamil epic, the Cilappatikāram, used to be offered the 1995 Sahitya Akademi Award. he's a professor emeritus of English and Asian stories at Skidmore collage in Saratoga Springs, ny. He was once Raja Rao’s editor from 1974 to 1998
R. PARTHASARATHY is a poet and translator. the writer of the lengthy poem ‘Rough Passage’, he edited the influential anthology Ten Twentieth-Century Indian Poets. His translation of the fifth-century Tamil epic, the Cilappatikāram, was once provided the 1995 Sahitya Akademi Award. he's a professor emeritus of English and Asian stories at Skidmore collage in Saratoga Springs, manhattan. He used to be Raja Rao’s editor from 1974 to 1998
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