A Life in the World

U.R. Ananthamurthy in Conversation with Chandan Gowda

U.R. Ananthamurthy


Harper Collins, Noida, 2019

Language: English

182 pages

20 x 14 x 4 cm

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A fascinating portrait of the life and ideas of the great Indian writer and public intellectual, U.R. Ananthamurthy.

Between 2012 and 2013, Ananthamurthy shared his personal experiences in a series of lively conversations with academic and writer Chandan Gowda, and reflected on issues that would preoccupy him until the end. Besides the vivid accounts of his childhood, friendships, the evolution of his intellectual life, and public involvements, his passionate ideas on tradition, on India's political culture, and on language and writing make the conversations an engaging and valuable document.

A Life in the World -- perhaps the first exercise of its kind done with an Indian writer -- will enthral both general readers as well as admirers of Ananthamurthy's works.

U.R. Ananthamurthy

U.R. Ananthamurthy was one of India's major literary figures and public intellectuals. His extensive publications include novels, short stories, poetry, translations and essays. He was awarded the Jnanpith in 1994, and the Padma Bhushan in 1998. Chandan Gowda teaches at Azim Premji University. He is also a translator, and a columnist with Bangalore Mirror and Deccan Herald.