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THE EDGE OF TIME

by M. Veerappa Moily

  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 230 pages
  3. Date: 2006

ABOUT THIS BOOK

The Edge of Time, translated from M. Veerappa Moily’s acclaimed Kannada novel Tembare, examines, a complex cultural practice of coastal Karnataka, called bhutaradhane, or the worship of heor-spirits. The Pambada community, a marginalised dalit community, has as its hereditary profession, spirit impersonation during elaborate rituals. The novelist explores two responses to this traditional and exploitative profession through two Pambada brothers: one who rebels and opts for formal education, and the other who tries to revive the true spirit of the ancient practice.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Dr M. Veerappa Moily is a distinguished political leader, an eminent administrator, a reformer, a statesman of high calibre, an economist of repute and a renowned literary figure. His deep understanding and keen insights, as former Chief Minister of Karnataka (1992-4) and as the former Chairman of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission (2005-9), Government of India (GOI) are visible throughout the book. He is currently the Honourable Minister of Law and Justice in the Government of India.