-Indian Fiction (Translated from Modern Indian Language) (24)
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    MAGIC BONES by: Sen, Abhijit (transl. Papri Sri Raman) $9.00

    0-9323-7749-1 First U.S. Edition – Very Good hardcover/ Very Good dust jacket – NY: Facet Books, 1992 – 8.75″ tall – light blue cloth – dust jacket dated 1991 (from Indian first edition) – interior like new with no markings – 264pp. Story based on the Bajikars, a gypsy tribe of northern Bengal, possibly originating in western India, and their attempt to become land-owning peasants. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    TRAPPINGS OF GOLD by: Basu, Manoje (transl. by Ghosh, Sachindralal) $5.00

    Delhi India: Hind Pocket Books, 1970 – Fine/like new paperback – 16mo/6.75″ tall – 176pp. India Fiction translated from Bengali; man vs. the sea in lowlands Bengal. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-88253-013-5 Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    TWO MEASURES OF RICE by: Pillai, T.S. $5.00

    Bombay India: Jaico Publ. House, 1967 – 1st Jaico Edition – Good paperback – 6mo/6.25″ tall – exterior shelfwear; publisher re-price label on spine; otherwise clean, unmarked interior – glossary of Malayali words – 117pp. India Fiction: novel, translated from Malayalam. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-88253-169-7 Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    MIDAQ ALLEY – THE THIEF AND THE DOGS – MIRAMAR by: Mahfouz, Naguib $5.00

    Very Good paperback – Camp Hill PA: QPB/Quality Paperback Book Club, 1989 – 8.25″ tall – corner cut off front endpaper, otherwise as new with no markings – 581pp. Egyptian author was winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. The 3 novels in this volume were first published in Arabic in 1947, 1961 &1967 respectively. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    I TAKE THIS WOMAN by: Bedi, Rajinder S. $5.00

    Delhi: Hind Pocket Books/Orient Paperbacks, 1967 – Very Good+ paperback – 6.75″ tall – light edgewear; otherwise clean, bright, no markings of any kind – 103 pages. India fiction: novel: translated from Urdu; widow’s remarriage to brother-in-law. Orig. title: Ek Chadar Maili – translated from Urdu by Khushwant Singh. Availability: in stock in the U.S. ISBN: 0882530143 Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    BELOVED, The (Umachoo) by: Kuttykrishnan, P. C. (“Uroob”) (Transl. by Menon, Raghava R.) $10.00

    Delhi India: Hind Pocket Books, n.d. (c1974) – Fine/like new paperback – 6.75″ tall – b&w ills – 194 pages. India Fiction; Kerala; translated from Malayalam by Raghava R. Menon. Trials of a Kerala girl caught up in a conflict of 2 lovers, marriage intrigue and murder. Has been made into a movie in India. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-88253-696-6 Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    STEPS IN DARKNESS by: Vaid, Krishna Baldev $8.00

    0-88253-120-4 Very Good paperback – Delhi India: Hind Pocket Books (Orient Paperbacks), 1970 – 6.5″h – some rubbing to backstrip edge, bookseller price label on spine – interior near new with no markings – 151pp. India Fiction; novel: family relationships. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    MARTHANDA VARMA by: Pillai, C.V. Raman (transl. by Devi, Leela) $6.00

    New Delhi: Sterling Publ., 1984 – Very Good paperback – 7″ tall – light cover crease – 292 pages. English translation from Malayalam by R. Leela Devi of a classic historical romance (Scott-style) re 1727 Travancore (now Kerala); India Fiction. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-86578-241-5 Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    CHILDREN OF OUSEPH (Ouseppinte Makkal) by: Pillai, T.S. $12.00

    New Delhi India: Arnold- Heinemann, 1984 – near Very Good hardcover/near Very Good dust jacket – 8.75″ tall – gilt lettered blue cloth with blue endpapers – faint binder’s gluestain patches on covers; light foxing on outer page edge, otherwise tight, unmarked – glossary – x + 150 pages. India fiction: Kerala fishermen: three generations in a poor family; South India; Malayali lit. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-86578-282-2 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    SONG OF THE EVENING & Other Stories by: Satpathi, Nandini (transl. by Mohanty, J.B.) $7.00

    Very Good+/paperback – New Delhi India: Orient Paperbacks, 1975 – 12mo/6.5″h – pictorial covers, b&w ills – 110pp. India Fiction: short stories by a former woman Chief Minister of the State of Orissa in eastern India; 15 modern Indian stories translated from Oriya by J.B. Mohanty. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-88253-770-9 Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    PARAJA by: Mohanty, Gopinath. Das, Bikram K. (transl.) $4.49

    New Delhi India, Oxford U. Press, 1987/1993 reprint – Good+ paperback – 8.5″ tall – light exterior wear; remainder slash on lower edge; otherwise clean, tight text with no markings – translator’s intro – vii + 373 pages. Classic of modern Indian fiction, written in Oriya in 1945 by Gopinath Mohanty (1914-1991), translated into English here for the first time. The epic tale of a tribal patriarch & his family, declining from independent subsistence farming in the mountainous jungles of Orissa (eastern India) to their fate at the hands of a moneylender. ISBN: 019-562391-6 Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    WINDS OF FIRE by: Madgulkar, Vyankatesh (translated from Marathi by Kale, Pramod) $6.00

    Delhi India, Hind Pocket Books/Orient Paperbacks, 1974 – Very Good+ paperback – 6.5″ tall – cover by Satish Sud – light creasing at backstrip, otherwise clea, unmarked inside and out – 113pp. India documentary-style fiction; backlash of violence against Brahmins in Maharashtra following the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, 1948. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-88253-693-1 Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    The PRISONERS (Lauha Kapat) by: Jorasandho (Chakraborty, C.C.) transl. by Ray, Lila $15.00

    Very Good+ paperback – Delhi: Orient Paperbacks, 1975 – 16mo/ 6 3/8″ tall – b&w frontis – light exterior wear, otherwise interior as new with no markings – 253pp. India Fiction; India penal system revealed by ex-jailor author. Selected for UNESCO Collection of Representative Work – Indian series. Availability: in stock in the U.S. ISBN: 06578-142-7 Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    VENGEANCE & Other Stories by: Das, Manoj $10.00

    New Delhi India: Sterling Publ., 1980 – Very Good hardcover/Very Good dust jacket – 8vo/8.75″ tall – light foxing to fore edge, inside rear cover lower corner chip, otherwise as new – 106pp. India Fiction: short stories. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    UNCHASTE by: Pillai, T.S. $5.00

    Delhi India: Hind Pocket Books, 1976 – Very Good /paperback – 6.75″ minor edgewear; interior like new – 112pp. India Fiction, novel translated from Malayalam; Kerala (south west India state) man marries attractive unwed mother-to-be, who later bears him another son; but he cannot reconcile himself to his stepson. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-88253-067-4 Size: 12mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” Tall

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    RAPE by: Gill, Raj $8.00

    New Delhi India, Sterling Publ., 1974 – First Edition – Good+/paperback – 16mo/6.5″ tall – b&w frontis ill – exterior shelfwear, small corner crease, bookseller sticker remnant on front cover, otherwise interior near new with no markings – 298pp. India Fiction; Punjab Partition. 0-88253-483-1 Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    MRITYUNJAY by: Bhattacharyya, B.K. (transl. Bezboruah, D.N.) $15.00

    1st Edition – Fine hardcover/near Fine dust jacket – New Delhi India, Sterling Publ., 1983 – 8.5″h – glossary & notes – 290pp. India Fiction; award winning novel; translated from Assamese; 1942 Assam; tribals; nonviolence vs. radical revolution. Guerilla jungle warfare in the NE India rain forest. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-86578-135-4 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    TRICKY GROUND by: Parthasarathy, Indira $15.00

    First Paperback Edition – near Very Good paperback – New Delhi India: Arnold-Heinemann Pvt. Ltd., 1975 – 8vo/8.25″ tall – stiff paper covers – light shelfwear, upper corner bump, otherwise interior clean, bright, unmarked – 191pp. Translated from the original Tamil. Kasturi arrives in Delhi from the South with just a bed-roll. He learns to manipulate his way towards the top, but not without an endless inner debate. “Low-priced edition” of Sahitya Akademi Award winner. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-86578-110-9 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    AROGYANIKETAN by: Banerjee, Tarasankar $10.00

    New Delhi: Arnold-Heinemann, 1977 – First paperback edition – Very Good paperback – 8vo/8.5″ tall – light exterior wear; otherwise interior unmarked, like new – 347pp. India Fiction: Novel written originally in Bengali; winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award; Rural medicine vs. the “new” in a small town. Now a Bengali movie, Arogya Niketan, starring cast: Bikash Roy, Subhendu, Sandhya. Varying transliteration of author’s name: Tarasankar Banerjee (1898-1971) aka Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay. 0-86578-127-3 Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    The Beloved (Ummachu) by: Uroob. (Oroob or Uroob. Kuttykrishnan, P.C., pseud.) $10.00

    Delhi India: Hind Pocket Books, 1974 – Good+ paperback – 6.75″ tall – bw ills – light tanning to outer edges, light cover crease, rear cover rubbed; otherwise interior clean, clear, unmarked – 194 pages. India Fiction; Kerala; tr. from Malayalam by Raghava R. Menon. Trials of a Kerala girl caught up in a conflict of 2 lovers, marriage intrigue and murder. 1954 Malayalam novel made into a movie in 1971, Ummachu. ISBN: 0-88253-696-6 Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall