The Resignation (Tyagpatra)
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Genre: Modern classics
Publisher: Penguin India
Publication Year: 2012
ISBN: 9780143415244
Jainendra introduced the ‘psychological’ novel into Hindi literature, exploring the thoughts and emotions of individuals rather than that of society at large. In The Resignation, he tells the story of Mrinal, a young woman whose uncompromising idealism results in her family and society rejecting her completely. More than seventy-five years after it was written, the story of Mrinal's struggle against stultifying social norms and her fierce individualism remain startlingly relevant. Translated into English from Hindi, by Rohini Chowdhury. Afterword by Mridula Garg
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One of the giants of Hindi literature, Jainendra introduced the ‘psychological’ in Hindi fiction. Questions of love, marriage and relationships occupy much of Jainendra’s works, taking them into the realm of the internal and the intimate. In ‘The Resignation’, Jainendra tells the story of Mrinal, a young woman whose uncompromising idealism results in her family and society rejecting her completely. Almost seventy-five years after it was written, the story of Mrinal’s struggle against stultifying social norms and her fierce individualism remain startlingly relevant.

Rohini Chowdhury’s elegant translation is accompanied by an afterword by Mridula Garg.

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