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Fever (English) (Paperback  Samaresh Basu): Book by  Samaresh Basu (1924-88) was an uncompromising chronicler of the working class. His gritty fiction featured workers, revolutionaries, and radicals who fought society and their own demons and disenchantment. A prolific writer of more than two hundred stories and a hundred novels, Basu also saw two of ... View More Samaresh Basu (1924-88) was an uncompromising chronicler of the working class. His gritty fiction featured workers, revolutionaries, and radicals who fought society and their own demons and disenchantment. A prolific writer of more than two hundred stories and a hundred novels, Basu also saw two of his novels briefly banned on charges of obscenity and one win the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award.

Fever (English) (Paperback Samaresh Basu)

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ISBN: 9780143425670    Publisher: Penguin Random House India (23 August 2016) Year of publishing: 2016     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 152        Language: English
Ruhiton Kurmi has been in jail for seven years. Once a notorious Naxalite he is now a withered shell a man broken by torture racked with fevers and sores. The only way he can endure his life is by shutting...Read more
Ruhiton Kurmi has been in jail for seven years. Once a notorious Naxalite he is now a withered shell a man broken by torture racked with fevers and sores. The only way he can endure his life is by shutting out the past. But when Ruhiton is moved to a better jail and eventually freed memories return to haunt him. Dark powerful and full of ambiguities Fever questions the human cost of revolution and its inevitable transience. A sensation in its time it remains one of the greatest novels about the Naxalite movement.
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About the author: Samaresh Basu (1924-88) was an uncompromising chronicler of the working class. His gritty fiction featured workers, revolutionaries, and radicals who fought society and their own demons and disenchantment. A prolific writer of more than two hundred stories and a hundred novels, Basu also saw two of ... View More Samaresh Basu (1924-88) was an uncompromising chronicler of the working class. His gritty fiction featured workers, revolutionaries, and radicals who fought society and their own demons and disenchantment. A prolific writer of more than two hundred stories and a hundred novels, Basu also saw two of his novels briefly banned on charges of obscenity and one win the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award.
Samaresh Basu (1924-88) was an uncompromising chronicler of the working class. His gritty fiction featured workers revolutionaries and radicals who fought... Read more
Samaresh Basu (1924-88) was an uncompromising chronicler of the working class. His gritty fiction featured workers revolutionaries and radicals who fought society and their own demons and disenchantment. A prolific writer of more than two hundred stories and a hundred novels Basu also saw two of his novels briefly banned on charges of obscenity and one win the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award.
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