By Tara Mirchandani
Hath Yogi (in two parts) describes the trials and tribulations and desperation of a four year old girl, Malu who is kidnapped and forced to beg on the streets of Ramnagar, Benaras. She is rescued by a young college student who showers her with love, gives her shelter and brings her up. At sixteen, Malu finds herself desperately in love with her guardian who cannot bring himself to acknowledge or reciprocate her feelings as he feels duty bound to restore her to her parents. An emotionally charged novel, Hath Yogi brings forth the inner war between emotions and principles in the heart of the guardian. It won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993.
About the Author
Tara Mirchandani is one of the few Sindhi woman writers who developed the flair for writing while she was still a student in pre-Independence times and has written over ten novels and five short story collections. She wrote about the day-to-day incidents which occurred in the lives of the people around her and was able to bring out the pain and pathos with an unseen depth and analysis of the social problems and domestic tensions, responsibilities and reactions of the ordinary Indian man and woman. In 2004 she received the Lifetime achievement award from Maharashtra Sindhi Sahitya Academy.