Ramachandra Guha is an Indian historian and writer. Having worked at the universities of Stanford, Yale and Oslo. His 2007 book, India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2011. He has been described by the novelist Aravind Adiga as the “pre-eminent chronicler” of Indian democracy.
Why Bhisham Sahni’s Tamas is relevant to Indians today
Padma Bhushan awardee Bhisham Sahni became famous for Tamas, his fictionalized account of communal politics based on true events he witnessed in 1947. The book won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1975. In its latest English translation by Daisy Rockwell, it continues to hold meaning for Indian society 41 years later. Acclaimed writer, critic and cinephile Jai Arjun Singh reviews the translation exclusively for Flipkart Stories.