Morning Face
1980 edition (publ. Ind-Us)
AuthorMulk Raj Anand
PublisherKutub Popular
Publication date
Media typePrint
Preceded byDeath of a Hero 
Followed byThe Confessions of a Lover 

Morning Face is a novel by Mulk Raj Anand and was first published in 1968. The book won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971.[1] The book features Anand's autobiographical narrative that was first used by him in Seven Summers. He delivers the story through a personalized telling of the late independence era politics and history.[2] Anand himself considered the book to be on the structural lines of Raja Rao's The Serpent and the Rope, but separated by the values espoused.[3]


This novel was translated into Telugu language by Revuri Anantha Padmanabha Rao entitled Prabhata Vadanam in 1992 and published by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.[4]


  1. ^ Sahitya Akademi Awards: Books and Writers : 1955-1978. Sahitya Akademi. 1990. p. 88. ISBN 9788172010140.
  2. ^ Khan, S. A. (2000). Mulk Raj Anand: The Novel of Commitment. New Delhi, India: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors. ISBN 9788171569588. OCLC 47937747.
  3. ^ Khan, Md Rizwan (2008). Lasting Legacies Of Mulk Raj Anand. New Delhi, India: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors. p. 71. ISBN 9788126909834. OCLC 277280214.
  4. ^ Dr. R. Anantha Padmanabha Rao (1992). Prabhatha Vadanam. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi. Retrieved 7 March 2021.