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The Rainbow In The 1960s


Subtitle: A Novel


Authored By: B. Pingale


Publisher:  Authorspress


ISBN-13: 9789388332842


Year of Publication: 2019


Pages: 368

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)


Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories


Price in Rs. 486.50

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About the Book


 

The Rainbow in the 1960s is the saga of a rural widow who single-handedly ensures the survival of her family during the hard times of the nineteen sixties. In a man-dominated rough society of rural Haryana she undauntedly fights against all the hostile forces and overcomes them. Pingale has presented a highly complex web of social reality with all kinds of experiences including rough and uncouth sexual encounters.  There are conspiracies, betrayal, slandering, humiliation and seduction in the most unromantic circumstances. The novel is in naturalistic tradition, narrating an experience of rural society of Haryana, sometimes referred derogatorily as the Khapland or Jatland, before and after the green revolution. Even in drab and poor circumstances the main character fights tooth and nail to preserve her dignity, honour and family. As in a fragmented glass every piece reflects reality, every character represents reality and truth. The novel has only one point of focus and emphasis--what actually happened.


About the Author


 

After teaching English language and literature to undergraduate and postgraduate students for more than 32 years in different government colleges in Haryana the author retired as Principal from Government College, Israna (Panipat). Presently he is working as Principal, Karnal Degree College, Kunjpura (Karnal). In 2002 he was selected Associate of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. He was given Haryana Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel in English for the year 2013. He is a versatile genius and has to his credit twelve books in English and Hindi. He has written poetry, novel, criticism and memoirs.

The Rainbow in the 1960s is the saga of a rural widow who single-handedly ensures the survival of her family during the hard times of the nineteen sixties. In a man-dominated rough society of rural Haryana she undauntedly fights against all the hostile forces and overcomes them. Pingale has presented a highly complex web of social reality with all kinds of experiences including rough and uncouth sexual encounters.  There are conspiracies, betrayal, slandering, humiliation and seduction in the most unromantic circumstances. The novel is in naturalistic tradition, narrating an experience of rural society of Haryana, sometimes referred derogatorily as the Khapland or Jatland, before and after the green revolution. Even in drab and poor circumstances the main character fights tooth and nail to preserve her dignity, honour and family. As in a fragmented glass every piece reflects reality, every character represents reality and truth. The novel has only one point of focus and emphasis--what actually happened.