Into this Heaven of Freedom
Into this Heaven of FreedomIndian Writing
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Indira Parthasarathy is a well known Indian playwright, short story writer and novelist writing in Tamil. He has received several honours for his writing, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi and Sahitya Akademi awards and the prestigious Saraswati Samman.Mukundan can’t wait to leave Tamil Nadu for New Delhi. He is search of a job and a new life. He gets both, though not in the way he expects. Chance places him as a cook in the house of Mishra, a political king-maker, who recognises the young man’s leadership potential. Mukundan is groomed for political success by Mishra and the seductive Sarla whose raw ambition both awes and repulses him. And when a political denouement is imminent, Mukundan realises that there is room at the top only for one of them.Set in New Delhi at the height of Indira Gandhi’s reign, Into this Heaven of Freedom (Swatantra Bhoomi) captures the intrigue, suspense, manoeuvring and one-upmanship that characterise politics.