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The Resignation (Tyagpatra)

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ISBN:
9780143415244
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PublicationYear:
2012
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One of the giants of Hindi literature,  Jainendra introduced the ‘psychological’ novel into Hindi literature, exploring the thoughts and emotions of individuals rather than that of society at large.  Questions of love, marriage and relationships occupy much of Jainendra’s works, taking them into the realm of the internal and the intimate.

In  The Resignation , he tells the story of Mrinal, a young woman whose uncompromising idealism results in her family and society rejecting her completely. More than seventy-five years after it was written, the story of Mrinal's struggle against stultifying social norms and her fierce individualism remain startlingly relevant.

Rohini Chowdhury’s elegant translation is accompanied by an afterword by Mridula Garg.