Kiran Nagarkar is almost a secret member of the Indian literary club. He has published several significant novels, plays and screenplays, yet remains under the radar. His first book Saat Sakkam Trechalis (Seven Sixes are 43) whose title came from his school teacher’s rebuke at his poor maths (“What lies you tell me… that seven sixes are 43?”) created a huge controversy in 1974 because of its splintered narrative and many parallel narrative tracks. The critics were unkind, and after