Facebook Icon
Our Books
Yamakoopam Front
Yamakoopam Back
Yamakoopam Front
Yamakoopam Back

The classic novel of the famous Russian author, Aleksander Kuprin’s Yama, the Pit, needs no introduction. It had sold, by 1929, over two and a half million copies in the original and in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Bohemian, Hungarian, Polish — even Japanese and Yiddish — to mention just a few of the languages it has been translated into. When the Telugu translation of this novel by Rentala Gopala Krishna, a well-known poet and translator in Telugu, appeared in 1960s, the novel was well-received. Rentala’s simple and beautiful translation made the Russian novel read like an original Telugu work. After more than five decades of being out of print, Saaranga Books is proud to re-print this book under its new classics series “Saaranga Encores.” The new edition has introductions by Madhurantakam Narendra, an acclaimed short-story writer in Telugu, and ‘Choopu” Katyayani, a reputed literary critic. Yamakoopam was published by Saaranga Books as a print book in December 2011 and as an Apple iBook in September 2012.

With an Appendix of a comprehensive list of 180 works produced by Rentala Gopalakrishna, including translations of Alan Paton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lin Yutang, Tolstoy, Tagore, Knut Hamsun, Louis-Charles Royer, Victor Hugo and many more forgotten gems.

Purchase Book
More Books
All Things Unforgiven
Tanhayi Front
Aneka Book
Sufi Cheppina Katha
Palaka Pencil
Front Page
The Disconnect Patterns
©2010-2014 Saaranga Books. All Rights Reserved.