Through the Forest Darkly
Book Summary of Through the Forest Darkly
Aseem’s girlfriend Swati, a Maoist sympathizer works among slum children. Through her, he comes in contact with Gopal, a revolutionary leader operating among the adibasis in the Maoist-controlled deep forests of Bastar. There, in the self-styled praja courts where instant ‘justice’ is meted out, at the front in the war the Maoists have been waging against the state, Aseem finds himself at the same crossroads as his father.
A brilliant commentary on the underpinnings of contemporary society and politics and its inability to comprehend the enormity of the problems of the poor and the marginalized.
About the Author
Ranjan Kaul works in the publishing business. An MA in English Literature from the University of Delhi, he earlier completed his B-Tech from IIT Kanpur. He also dabbles in painting on the weekends. This is his first novel.
Details of Book: Through the Forest Darkly (BSID:20351)
|Book||Through the Forest Darkly|
|Author||Kaul, Ranjan Kaul|
|Publisher||HACHETTE INDIA LOCAL|
|Number of Pages||320|
|Dimensions||7.72 x 5.08 x 0.83 inches|
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Quite a delicious book, not because of its objective stance and not because of its portray of the system, but because of its storytelling.I borrowed the book from a colleague and finished it within 30 hours from when I started it. It is full of thrill, romance, drama and moreover, the book is not...
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