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Hul Cry Rebel!

Sanjay Bahadur

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When the ancient ways of a peaceful but brave tribe is threatened by the arrogance of an empire, savagery of the "civilised" and greed of the affluent, the only thing left to do is rise in rebellion. The year is 1855, the tribe - Santals. Born a few months after the British soldiers raided their village and killed his father, Bikram grows up with a... strong intolerance for injustice. Lt. James Davies of the British Native Infantry finds himself in the madding world of 19th century Colonial India, but he is quick to learn and develops a strange affection for this complex land and its people. Shibani is a Bengali child-widow and an heiress, who finds her life lonely and stifling. Of the many burdens she must bear at a young age are protecting her estate and the future of her son. Their lives collide in the backdrop of mounting unease amongst the tribals. Result of extensive historical research and brimming with memorable characters, the story moves through a whirlwind of passion, greed, betrayal, cruelty and sacrifice. As Bikram grows up, he realises it's his identity as a Santal that has become a bane. He finds himself sucked into the vortex of Hul - the Great Santal Rebellion against the British and their lackeys - the 'dikus'. Thousands of Santal tribesmen wage a desperate war for self-determination. Bare feet against boots, arrows against howitzers. The odds seem insurmountable, 50,000 Santals are massacred in the Hul. This book is the first fictional account of a native rebellion in present-day Jharkhand against both the British colonial authority and corrupt caste zamindari system by the Santal people

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  • Sanjay Bahadur holds master's degrees in economics and business administration and has been an officer of the Indian civil service since 1989. He has worked as an investigator, administrator, policy maker and regulator. His most recent assignment was as Advisor in the Competition Commission of India. His debut novel, The Sound of Water was long listed for the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize 2007 and has been published internationally, earning critical acclaim. India Today commented, 'This book should be made required reading for every bureaucrat, politician and schoolchild in this country.' Kirkus Review described it as, 'revealing, moving and well written debut offers a dramatic, engaging lens through which to view an endlessly complex country.'

ISBN
9788186939673
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
416
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
28/05/13
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Sanjay Bahadur holds master's degrees in economics and business administration and has been an officer of the Indian civil service since 1989. He has worked as an investigator, administrator, policy maker and regulator. His most recent assignment was as Advisor in the Competition Commission of India. His debut novel, The Sound of Water was long listed for the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize 2007 and has been published internationally, earning critical acclaim. India Today commented, 'This book should be made required reading for every bureaucrat, politician and schoolchild in this country.' Kirkus Review described it as, 'revealing, moving and well written debut offers a dramatic, engaging lens through which to view an endlessly complex country.'

ISBN
9788186939673
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
416
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
28/05/13
Publisher
Roli Books
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Author

  • Sanjay Bahadur holds master's degrees in economics and business administration and has been an officer of the Indian civil service since 1989. He has worked as an investigator, administrator, policy maker and regulator. His most recent assignment was as Advisor in the Competition Commission of India. His debut novel, The Sound of Water was long listed for the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize 2007 and has been published internationally, earning critical acclaim. India Today commented, 'This book should be made required reading for every bureaucrat, politician and schoolchild in this country.' Kirkus Review described it as, 'revealing, moving and well written debut offers a dramatic, engaging lens through which to view an endlessly complex country.'

ISBN
9788186939673
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
416
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
28/05/13
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Sanjay Bahadur holds master's degrees in economics and business administration and has been an officer of the Indian civil service since 1989. He has worked as an investigator, administrator, policy maker and regulator. His most recent assignment was as Advisor in the Competition Commission of India. His debut novel, The Sound of Water was long listed for the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize 2007 and has been published internationally, earning critical acclaim. India Today commented, 'This book should be made required reading for every bureaucrat, politician and schoolchild in this country.' Kirkus Review described it as, 'revealing, moving and well written debut offers a dramatic, engaging lens through which to view an endlessly complex country.'

ISBN
9788186939673
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
416
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
28/05/13
Publisher
Roli Books