Funky Rainbow

DADA COMRADE

399.00

‘A daring and unusual novel’-Vasudha Dalmia.

Yashpal’s first and semi-autobiographical novel, Dada Comrade is considered the pioneering political novel of Hindi literature. It raises questions about freedom and equality, as well as about sexuality and marriage-subjects as urgent today as in those times. In this first-ever English translation, Simona Sawhney brilliantly captures the force and intensity of the original, which had heralded the arrival of a literary genius.

Out of stock

SKU: 9780143455127 Categories: , Tags: , , ,

Description

Harish, a young revolutionary in pre-Independence Lahore, upsets his party by questioning its credo of underground armed resistance. Escaping the party’s wrath, he becomes a labour activist, but is soon framed by the British government. Meanwhile, Shailbala, his comrade and lover, must take a decision about her pregnancy. As she courageously defies social norms and stands up to her influential father, can she find an ally within the revolutionary party-with Dada–Harish’s erstwhile mentor and antagonist–as its autocratic leader?

Additional information

Weight 225 g
ISBN

9780143455127

Author

Illustrator

Language

Publisher

Format

Paperback

Recommended Age