National award-winning author Indira Parthasarathy traces journey of Kesavan from being a disillusioned adolescent in a nascent nation to one who accepts his destiny as a member of educated upper-caste. Etched with an idiom of everyday language along with the shades of superior word-craft, this novel has a universal taste of the process of growing up.
Writing under the pseudonym of INDIRA PARTHASARATHY, Padma Shri Dr. Ranganathan Parthasarathy is a scholar, academician, creative writer, literary critic, and cultural historian. He has seventeen novels, four collections of novellas, six collections of short stories and fifteen plays to his credit. He has been bestowed with the Sahitya Academy Award (1977) for his novel Kuruthip Punal, and the Sangeet Natak Academy Award (2004), amongst many other honours. Dr. Parthasarathy was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India (2010) for his literary and academic achievements.