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The hero"s walk a novel by Anita Rau Badami

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Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, N.C .
Written in English



  • India


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  • India -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

StatementAnita Rau Badami.
LC ClassificationsPR9499.3.B17 H47 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination359 p. ;
Number of Pages359
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6795796M
ISBN 101565123123
LC Control Number00066375

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In The Hero's Walk we are most intimate with the family of Sripathi Rao, a man at the far reaches of middle age who has worked hard all his life to do his duty and, at 57, has very little to show for it. He shares his deteriorating ancestral home with his wife Nirmala, his activist son Arun, his unmarried sister Putti and his aged and cantankerous mother Ammayya, a woman whose heart was "full of the rage .   Anita Rau Badami explains that "The Hero's Walk is a novel about so many things: loss, disappointment, choices and the importance of coming to terms with yourself and the circumstances of your life without losing the dignity embedded in all of us. At one level it is about heroism - not the hero of the classic epic, those enormous god-sized heroes - but my fascination with the day-to-day heroes /5(50). Editions for The Hero's Walk: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), Cited by: 6. The Hero's Walk. 1. Which of the seven main characters--Maya; Sripathi; Nirmala, his wife; Ammayya, the grandmother; Putti, the sister; Nandana, the orphaned girl; and Arun, the son--was your favorite, and why? 2. Sripathi keeps his passion for writing letters to the editor a se-cret from his wife.