“The only way a man could defy time was to leave behind buildings that would not die.”
― Kiran Nagarkar in Cuckold
Fierce yet lyrical, political yet irreverent…Kiran Nagarkar, known as one of the leading lights of modern literature, passed away in Mumbai on Thursday, 5th of September.
Kiran Nagarkar’s Work
Sahitya Akademi award winner and author of eight critically-acclaimed novels, Nagarkar began his career as an educationist, journalist and a screenplay writer for advertisements. Kiran Nagarkar’s first book, Saat Sakkam Trechalis was published in 1974, which was later translated from Marathi to English and published in 1980.
Cuckold (1997), his most acclaimed work was celebrated widely in the literary circles and brought him Sahitya Akademi Award in 2001. With Meerabai’s husband, Bhoj Raj as the protagonist of the story, the book is an…