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Red Blooms in the Forest

by Sinha, Nilima
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  • ISBN: 9789381523995

Author: Sinha, Nilima

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 242

Binding: Paperback

Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches

Release Date: 02-07-2018

Details: About the Book: Red Blooms in the Forest Leftist insurgency, known as the Naxalite movement, has gathered pace in heartland-India, affecting over a quarter of the least developed districts of the country and bringing violence and insecurity in its wake. Red Blooms in the Forest is a fictional representation of the conflict as seen through the eyes of the young protagonist, Champa, a strong and spirited teenager swept by circumstances into the thick of the violence. Through the characters-Champa, disillusioned enough to join a group of Naxalites, gentle Vijay, handsome, idealistic Sudhir, shrewd Bhaskar, serene Rekha, brilliant Manas, and excitable Munia-the author weaves the story sketching an unbiased portrayal of both the groups-the authorities and the insurgents. The addition of the IIT-Harvard student Manas, articulate and argumentative, presents an entirely different construct and a new thought-provoking perspective. A gripping tale, the novel touches on the theme of rural India and its social ramifications. It reflects the lives of youth from the non-elite section of village and small town India. Moving among folk connected closely with their natural environment, the story outlines the dangerous developments in their lives with sensitivity and empathy. Nilima Sinha, who has travelled across Naxal affected Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand, along with her husband Yashwant Sinha, brings authenticity and local flavour to a story that touches the hearts. Read on... About the Author: Nilima Sinha Nilima Sinha is an acclaimed, well-known writer of childrens books with several prizes to her credit. Her book was selected for the White Raven List for libraries internationally. Nilima writes in both English and Hindi. As translator, writer, editor and storyteller, she has been an active member of the Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children (AWIC), the Indian Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). President of the AWIC for the p