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Of Angels and History

November 14, 2010

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[A truncated verison of this review appeared in Outlook Magazine, 22 November 2010; posted below is the complete version.] by Manjushree Thapa Anyone interested in India’s Naxalite movement will find much to linger over in Dilip Simeon’s enjoyable, jangly, rough-and-ready novel Revolution Highway. Right off, Simeon makes quick work of establishing the context from which […]

Up The Barrel

November 13, 2010

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(Published earlier in: Outlook Magazine | Nov 22, 2010) Anyone interested in the Naxalite movement will find much to mull over in this enjoyably jangly, rough-and-ready novel by Manjushree Thapa Anyone interested in the Naxalite movement will find much to mull over in Dilip Simeon’s enjoyably jangly, rough-and-ready novel Revolution Highway. Right off, Simeon establishes […]

Kolkata Launch of ‘Revolution Highway’ on 19 Nov 2010

November 12, 2010

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All are invited to the Kolkata launch of the novel Revolution Highway. It’s on 19 November 2010 at 6.30 pm, at the Starmark Bookstore, Emami Market, Lord Sinha Road. Professors Sibaji Bandyopadhay and Supriya Chaudhuri have kindly consented to join Dilip Simeon (the author) in a discussion. Posted below is the invitation.

In search of a revolution and a commode

November 10, 2010

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(Published earlier in: The Asian Age,  7 November, 2010) by Sudhanva Deshpande A shot rings out in the red light district of Sonagachi in Calcutta. A bullet, carrying “its own convoluted history”, undertakes a “swift journey from hibernation to obliteration”. A truck driver bolts, fearing for his life and limb. He curses his khalasi, cleaner. […]