Author: Purnachandra Tejasvi Translated by Padma Ramachandra Sharma
Publisher: Kadalu ISBN: 9781907219603, 216 pages Format: Paperback
This is the amazing story of the scientist Carvalho’s transformation into a Seer by associating with Mandanna, Prabhakar, Engta, Kariyappa and others from the village. This book, which proposes that science is also a way for enlightenment just as religion, meditation and penance.
‘Tejasvi is adored in Karnataka as no other writer is.. The language is simple and precise; the vision, genial and humanistic, comic and cosmic, and rests equally on commitment to one's fellow men and respect for the environment..Carvalho is both comic and cosmic ...one of my favourite novels’
Aravind Adiga, Booker Prize winner
Purnachandra Tejasvi (1938-2007), is a unique Indian writer, and a prominent and popular writer in the Kannada language. 'All through his life and writing, Tejasvi was engaged with nature which surpasses all kinds of hierarchies. He has offered us new insights through his writings that can be framed as 'metaphysics of the mundane. It is the identity, grace, dignity and authenticity of every being that forms this metaphysics. However, he does it with the intensity and quest of a time traveller, who is in search of the core essence of the universe'. He received the Central Sahitya Academy award in 1987 and Pampa Prashashti in 2001. His books in total have sold in excess of million copies.
Other title by the Author:
Monitor Lizard and other Stories