After rationalist MM Kalburgi was brutally murdered, it is suspected by right wing fanatics, Indian writers decided to take up cudgels on his behalf. Kalburgi was himself a eminent writer, and winner of Sahitya Akademi award.
Why Bhisham Sahni’s Tamas is relevant to Indians today
Padma Bhushan awardee Bhisham Sahni became famous for Tamas, his fictionalized account of communal politics based on true events he witnessed in 1947. The book won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1975. In its latest English translation by Daisy Rockwell, it continues to hold meaning for Indian society 41 years later. Acclaimed writer, critic and cinephile Jai Arjun Singh reviews the translation exclusively for Flipkart Stories.