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Sep 06, 2019
Kiran Nagarkar passes away: Writer's legacy deserves to be saluted, but not at cost of ignoring #MeToo allegationsKiran Nagarkar was born in 1942 and before he came to be recognised as one of India’s greatest writers, worked in journalism, advertising and education. Like Beckett or Nabokov before him, Nagarkar began his literary career in one language but ended up writing novels in English — his first book, the barnstorming Saat Sakkam Trechalis (Seven Sixes Are Forty Three; originally published in 1974, with an English translation by Shubha Slee in 1995) was written in Marathi. An experimental novel with several memorable stream-of-consciousness riffs about life in a Mumbai chawl, Seven Sixes Are Forty Three was bawdy, irreverent and announced the arrival of a major new talent.