Month: May 2015

The Subtext by Lalit Mohan Joshi. Shaheed Bhagat Singh and the Forgotten Indian Martyrs – Reginald Massey, Published by Abhinav Publications, New Delhi

Reginald Massey’s book Shaheed Bhagat Singh and the Forgotten Indian Martyrsis inspired by Massey’s memories of India’s freedom struggle, the trauma of Partition and his own personal uprooting from the great city of Lahore.“Bhagat Singh was hanged in Lahore and I was born in Lahore before Partition. I think Bhagat Singh deserves his rightful place…

Lives of Others – Neel Mukherjee

A 504- page novel published by Vintage Books and Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize 2014 Review by Dr. Amal Chaudhuri The focal point of the novel is a relatively recent political movement and its catastrophic impact on the fortunes of a upwardly mobile family in Kolkata. This movement refers to the peasant revolts in certain provinces…

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