The Transfer (Paperback)

Vibhuti Narain Rai

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  • Year: 2013

  • Binding: Paperback

  • Publisher: Global Vision Press

  • ISBN No: 978-93-80707-76-1

What a time for a transfer!
He had not collected even a tenth of the money he had invested in getting this posting, not to talk of saving anything. And so, Kamalakant Varma, who is called Bara Sahib in the office, was downcast, and was in the process of discussing with his specially chosen juniors and subordinates, behind closed doors, the transfer order which a messenger from the Head Office had handed to him just now.
In this state, transfer orders in the bureaucracy were on auction anyway: there could be a change in the order several times in course of a day!
Like other government offices, in this one too, whether work was done or not, politicking was quite rampant. Thousands of years ago, Kautilya had defined the relationship between politics and spying, and this office here believed in it too, with full faith. Unlike the state intelligence agencies, secret information here were not produced from newspaper clippings, but were rather obtained with great labour, and therefore had often some worth in them.
— from the book

Vibhuti Narain Rai

Vibhuti Narain Rai, Born 1950, And Educated At Banaras And Allahabad, With A Master’s Degree In English (1971), Formerly Of The Indian Police Service, Is Currently The Vice-Chancellor Of The Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University At Wardha. His Novels, Ghar, Shahar Mein Curfew, Kissa Loktantra, And His Satire Chhatra Neta Ka Roznamcha And Bharatiya Police Have Been Unusually Well-received By The Hindi Reading Public. His Novel Tabadla, Rendered Here In English, Was Awarded Prestigious Indu Sharma Antarrastriya Katha Samman Of London.

ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR: 
Murari Madhusudan Thakur, Born In 1932, Taught English At Several Universities, Was A University Fellow At McMaster In Ontario, Canada And Visiting Professor Of English At Tribhuvan University In Nepal. Early On His Long Standing Teaching Career, He Distinguished Himself As An Acclaimed Translator (Sahitya Akademy Translation Prize, 1999). Notable Among His Translations Are Those Of Tulasidasa’s Vinaya Patrika, Selected Poems Of The Nepali Poet Devkota, And Selected Poems Of Nirala (Sahitya Akademi Publication) Into English As Well As Jean-Paul Sartre’s Childhood Memoirs Les Mots And Tarashankar Bandopadhyaya’s Novel Arogya Niketan Into Maithili.

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