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9789351770152 60ba045f3f6faf4f26298e2c Wanderers All https://cdn1.storehippo.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ba5a343d94a919898dc855/webp/9789351770152.jpg An experimental novel that blurs the boundaries between historical fiction memoir and travelogue Wanderers All is the story of Murlidhar Khedekar whose life plays out against the birth of a new nation in the first half of the twentieth century.

Having migrated to Bombay from a small Konkan village a young Khedekar attempts to find a place in the vibrant Marathi theatre scene of that era. When he fails to realize his ambitions as an actor he gradually transitions from a clerk to a wrestler and eventually a cop in the Bombay City Police.

Providing a sharp - and often amusing - contrast to his life story is the travelogue of his great granddaughter who sets out on a solo road trip across the Goan coastline wandering across its beaches parties and villages.

Seamlessly alternating between two eras and across Portuguese and British rule in India Wanderers All throws up questions of divided loyalty belonging and ownership of borders between humans and countries. Combining elements of theatre travel and politics it is a novel about the journeys we embark on - the purposeful and the aimless.
9789351770152
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Wanderers All

ISBN: 9789351770152
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  • ISBN: 9789351770152
  • Author: Acharekar Janhavi
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 440
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

An experimental novel that blurs the boundaries between historical fiction memoir and travelogue Wanderers All is the story of Murlidhar Khedekar whose life plays out against the birth of a new nation in the first half of the twentieth century.

Having migrated to Bombay from a small Konkan village a young Khedekar attempts to find a place in the vibrant Marathi theatre scene of that era. When he fails to realize his ambitions as an actor he gradually transitions from a clerk to a wrestler and eventually a cop in the Bombay City Police.

Providing a sharp - and often amusing - contrast to his life story is the travelogue of his great granddaughter who sets out on a solo road trip across the Goan coastline wandering across its beaches parties and villages.

Seamlessly alternating between two eras and across Portuguese and British rule in India Wanderers All throws up questions of divided loyalty belonging and ownership of borders between humans and countries. Combining elements of theatre travel and politics it is a novel about the journeys we embark on - the purposeful and the aimless.

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