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The Devil Take Love : (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin, August, 2015)







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Kakar's impeccable research is faultless.......superbly crafted novel.
Indian Express

The ease with which the narrative flows is a testimony to his feat of imagination......peppered with insights into poetics.

Kakar has imaginatively recreated the life of Bhartrihari, the greatest Sanskrit poet of love, renowned for vacillating between an exuberant life of pleasure and one of world-weary austerity.

The Devil Take Love is an ambitious fictional experiment.....that Kakar is mostly successful is a testimony to his skill and passion......Kakar already has a vastly impressive ouvre....his latest novel is a worthy addition to that list.
Mint Lounge

Sudhir Kakar has written a wonderfully imagined novel.
Sunday Guardian

One foot as a historian, and the other in the imaginative eroticism of the age....a comment on our contemporary struggle between traditionalists and devotees of pleasure.
India Today