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Kiran Nagarkar: Never say die

The underrated writer who can express it the way no one else can

Mitali Saran 

Mitali Saran Kiran Nagarkar’s novel Saat Sakkam Trechalis, written in Marathi, won the HN Apte award for best debut novel in 1974. Forty-three years later, the novel is being re-released in an English translation titled Seven Sixes are Forty Three. The room was reasonably full, but nowhere nearly as full as it should have been for a literary supernova.  Literary supernova, you say? Kiran who, again? Kiran Nagarkar The evening was unpleasantly monsoon-sticky, but I—and maybe Nagarkar himself—would chalk up the middling attendance to his being, by ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 03:53 IST
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