U.R. Ananthamurthy & Translated by Chandan Gowda, ISBN 13: 9780199469406, Year : 2016, Rs. 295 Rs. 265 (Free shipping within India only. No extras for postage and handling. )

Written during the Indian Emergency, through a series of vivid encounters with local characters, Bara depicts the tortuous realities of Indian democracy, and captures the political and moral dilemmas of the educated middle class. Set in mofussil Karnataka, it grippingly narrates a civil servant?s quest for an ethical life amidst desperate social circumstances.