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Poet of the Revolution

Sub title: Memoirs and Poems

Author: Lal Singh Dil , Nirupama Dutt

Lal Singh Dil is a legend in Punjab, famed as much for his rousing poetry as for the brew of his tea stall. Born into the ‘untouchable’ Dalit community in the years before Partition, he bravely challenged deep-rooted social prejudices through his crisp and stirring verses. His struggle led him to join the Naxalite movement—an experience that culminated in three horrifying years of torture at the hands of the police. In his later years, much to the dismay of his comrades, he converted to Islam because he believed that its tenets could be reconciled with the egalitarian and inclusive principles of communism.

A powerful indictment of caste violence and discrimination, Poet of the Revolution describes Dil’s most turbulent years in his clear, fiery voice. Translated into English for the first time, this book also includes a selection of his most memorable poems.

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Published by

Penguin Books India

Published

22 Nov 2012

Imprint

Viking

ISBN13

9780670086559

Book Format

B

Extent

216pp

Rights

World

Category

Non-Fiction, Memoir

Binding

Hardback

Language

English

Price (Rs.)

399.00

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