Whither Revolutions?
Dipavali Sen
RED BLOOMS IN THE FOREST by Nilima Sinha Niyogi Books, New Delhi, 2014, 243 pp., 350
March 2014, volume 38, No 3

This book belongs to the genre of Hajar Churashir Maa by Mahashweta Devi and Uttaradhikar-Kalabela-Kalapurush—trilogy by Samaresh Majumdar, treating the difficult theme of the Naxalite movement. But while those relate to the movement among educated and urban youth (sparked off in 1967 at the village of Naxalbari in West Bengal), Nilima Sinha’s novel refers to the more recent insurgence in Jharkhand as seen by a local girl.

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