In the Glow of Your Being

Paper Type: Book Print Paper | Size: 216mm x 140mm; 256pp
Black and white; 256 pages; Flexiback
ISBN-13: 978-93-89136-33-3


The modern Indian woman – equal to her male counterpart in every aspect of life, be it education, career, intellect, ambition, and the rest – has no equality when it comes to individual freedom or choices, shackled as she is by the fetters variously named ‘tradition’, ‘Indian culture’, or ‘value systems’. And when she rebels, or asserts her right to her individuality, or dares to cross the ring of fire that society has laid around her, she has to pay the price. Conditioned by a male-dominated society, she begins to doubt the free thinking or choices she has made and puts herself in the dock, becoming a self-appointed judge and executioner.

In the Glow of Your Being examines the issues faced by the modern Indian woman and probes deep into the question of a woman’s freedom and its denial by society. It delves into an intelligent, working woman’s dilemma: how, though working alongside her male colleagues, she is expected to be unaffected by any emotional baggage that such close association triggers off, more so if the woman has both beauty and brains. 

Govind  Mishra
Govind Mishra

A prolific writer since 1965, Govind Mishra is well known as one of the doyens of Hindi literature. He has written 14 novels, an equal number of short story collections, six travelogues, seven collections of literary essays, one of poems and two of stories for children. His complete works in 12 volumes are under print. He has been honoured with many awards, including Vyas Samman, Sahitya Akademi Award, Bharat Bharti Samman, and Saraswati Samman. His stories and award winning novels Paanch Aangno Wala Ghar, Kohre Mein Kaid Rang, and Dhool Paudhon Par have been translated in English and several Indian languages. He has represented India in many international literary programmes. He is also the subject of a documentary made by the Sahitya Akademi.

C.B.  Karki
C.B. Karki

C.B. Karki (1929–2018) did his masters in English from Vikram University, Ujjain. He had taught English literature for a number of years in several colleges of Madhya Pradesh and retired as Principal of a post-graduate college. He also had worked as Deputy Director, Directorate of Higher Education of Madhya Pradesh and as Consultant at Indira Gandhi National Open University (Bhopal Regional Office). He had written several books, including text books in English and is well-known for his English translation of the Hindi novel Chitralekha by Bhagwati Charan Verma.