Dada Comrade Paperback – by Yashpal


Dada Comrade Paperback – by Yashpal

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Modern Classics (17 January 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0143455125
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0143455127
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 277 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 1.78 x 19.81 cm




'This fine translation has once again returned Yashpal's story to that fraught arena where every warrior appears exhausted today'-Ravish Kumar

'A daring and unusual novel'-Vasudha Dalmia

'A remarkable contribution to literary translation in English'-Apoorvanand

Harish, a young revolutionary in pre-Independence Lahore, upsets his party by questioning its credo of underground armed resistance. Escaping the party's wrath, he becomes a labour activist, but is soon framed by the British government. Meanwhile, Shailbala, his comrade and lover, must take a decision about her pregnancy. As she courageously defies social norms and stands up to her influential father, can she find an ally within the revolutionary party-with Dada--Harish's erstwhile mentor and antagonist--as its autocratic leader?

Yashpal's first and semi-autobiographical novel, 
Dada Comrade is considered the pioneering political novel of Hindi literature. It raises questions about freedom and equality, as well as about sexuality and marriage-subjects as urgent today as in those times. In this first-ever English translation, Simona Sawhney brilliantly captures the force and intensity of the original, which had heralded the arrival of a literary genius.
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