B. Kesharshivam. Translated from Gujarati by Gita Chaudhuri

B. Kesharshivam is the pen name of B. S. Jadav, which he coined by combining his parents names and placing Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s first initial in front. He has written many novels and short stories, getting published while he was in school. His autobiography won the Dasi Jivan award of the Government of Gujarat, 2003. Gita Chaudhuri is associated with Katha’s Translation Centre at St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad, and has recently translated M. K. Gandhi’s My Experiments with Truth from Gujarati to Bengali.