Look Inside

The Promised Hand

FREE Delivery
Express Shipping
(20% off)

This book is published under the SCO project as announced by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India in June 2019 at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Express Shipping: Guaranteed Dispatch in 24 hours
Delivery Ships in 1-3 days
Item Code: AZA647
Author: Jhaverchand Meghani (Translated By Ashok Meghani)
Language: English
Edition: 2020
ISBN: 9789390310050
Pages: 232
Other Details 8.5 x 5.5 inches
Weight 270 gm

Sahitya Akademi Award-winning
Fully insured
Fully insured
Shipped to 153 countries
Shipped to 153 countries
More than 1M+ customers worldwide
More than 1M+ customers worldwide
100% Made in India
100% Made in India
23 years in business
23 years in business
Book Description
About The Book

The Promised Hand (Vevishaal), an immensely popular Gujarati novel to this day, first appeared in weekly instalments in the weekly newspaper Phoolchhab and was published in book form in 1938.

Two small town merchant families pledge to marry their children Sukhlal and Sushila to each other when the two come of age. Before that happens, Sushila's family moves to Mumbai and strikes it rich. Champak Sheth, the 'patriarch' of the rich family wants to get out of the promised alliance at any cost. Without taking sides, Vevishaal tells the story of the ensuing struggle between a wealthy, ruthless man and his presumed meek adversaries. The showdown at the end of the narrative reveals all the principal characters at the heights of their build-up.

Vevislutars presentation of a well-developed and diverse set of characters is supplemented by vivid portrayals of the 1930s' lifestyles of Gujaratis in Mumbai and the small villages of Saurashtra.

About the Author

Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947), a multi-faceted writer-poet-journalist, is the author of more than 90 books in Gujarati and was credited with elevating Gujarati folk-literature to the level of 'real' literature. Mahatma Gandhi acknowledged Meghani as a major influence in helping build the Indian nationalistic fervour with his songs of patriotism.

Ashok Meghani (b. 1943), the translator, is the author's youngest son, an engineer by profession until his early retirement in 1995. He lives in the USA.

**Contents and Sample Pages**

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. What locations do you deliver to ?
    A. Exotic India delivers orders to all countries having diplomatic relations with India.
  • Q. Do you offer free shipping ?
    A. Exotic India offers free shipping on all orders of value of $30 USD or more.
  • Q. Can I return the book?
    A. All returns must be postmarked within seven (7) days of the delivery date. All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached. To know more please view our return policy
  • Q. Do you offer express shipping ?
    A. Yes, we do have a chargeable express shipping facility available. You can select express shipping while checking out on the website.
  • Q. I accidentally entered wrong delivery address, can I change the address ?
    A. Delivery addresses can only be changed only incase the order has not been shipped yet. Incase of an address change, you can reach us at help@exoticindia.com
  • Q. How do I track my order ?
    A. You can track your orders simply entering your order number through here or through your past orders if you are signed in on the website.
  • Q. How can I cancel an order ?
    A. An order can only be cancelled if it has not been shipped. To cancel an order, kindly reach out to us through help@exoticindia.com.
Add a review
Have A Question

For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy