May 9, 2017

‘Gokhale’s one worry while translating the prose was to not loose the original spirit. Right at the onset, you get an idea that Gokhale has managed to keep the soul of Dhag intact where lines such as the one where while making bhakris (flatbread) of coarse millet capture the local colour: “They might be accompanied by vegetables, and then again not.” Book review of Kautik on Embers by Uddhav J. Shelke, translated by Shanta Gokhale.

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