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. […]

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Book Launch of Revolution Highway by Dilip Simeon, 20 October 2010, New Delhi

October 18, 2010

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Book Launch : Revolution Highway (Fiction) by Dilip Simeon Organized by  : Penguin Books India Date: Wednesday  20 October 2010 Time: 6.oo p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Venue: M. L. Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise de Delhi [Address: 72, Lodi Estate New Delhi – 110003]   First fictionalized account of the Naxalite movement of the 1960s and […]

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A Riveting Story Set on the Bumpy Road to a Revolution That Wasn’t

October 17, 2010

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(Published earlier in Mail Today, 17 October 2010) by Mukul Mangalik “When truth and love confront one another, we become incapable of even describing our beliefs. How may we speak our truth?” This is a question posed in ‘Dispersal’, a chapter in Revolution Highway, Dilip Simeon’s first novel. It must have been difficult for Simeon […]

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The Revolutionary Road

October 17, 2010

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(Published earlier in: The Sunday Times of India, 17 October 2010) by Subodh Varma, TNN What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe […]

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Time to kill

October 17, 2010

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(published in: Time Out Delhi, 15-28 October 2010, page 56) by Raghu Karnad Dilip Simeon’s novel about students in the Naxal movements is anything but trigger-happy, says Raghu Karnad. What Is To Be Done? was the title of  apamphlet written in 1901 by Vladimir Lenin, a blueprint for action that could not sim[ply wait around […]

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The road to rebellion

October 17, 2010

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by Amit Bhattacharya | October 16, 2010 http://www.timescrest.com/culture/the-road-to-rebellion-3745 In the 1970s, Delhi’s St Stephen’s College produced a clutch of fine fiction writers who helped shape the fledging Indian-novel-in-English genre. These writers – and one can count more than half a dozen who’ve won varying degrees of fame and acclaim – attended college just a few […]

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Avant-garde radicals in the Roaring Sixties

October 16, 2010

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(published earlier in: Business Standard, October 11, 2010) [by] Paranjoy Guha Thakurta The disclaimer is deceptive. “This is a work of fiction,” it reads, adding with predictable monotony: “Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual person, living or dead, […]

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