Hul: Cry Rebel!

01 August 2013

Sanjay Bahadur

IndiaInk,

416 pages, Rs 395

The year is 1855. When the peaceful but brave Santals are threatened by the arrogance of an empire, the savagery of the civilised, and the greed of the affluent, the only thing left to do is rise in rebellion. Moving through a whirlwind of passion, greed, betrayal, cruelty, and sacrifice, this narrative of the first mass rebellion against the East India Company brings to life a footnote in history that casts a grim shadow on our present.

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