Result – Giveaway 5 – Dozakhnama by Rabi Shankar Bal (Translated by Arunava Sinha)

First of all, thank you everyone for participating in this one! 9788184003086

Our moderators took some time to choose the final winner as it was extremely tough to decide among all the answers given to the question

What topic would you like to explore in a discussion with Manto and Ghalib and why?

and the best answer that we have got is

If I ever happen to get a chance to meet Ghalib and Manto together to discuss something I would like to ask them about reasons they think makes man inflict violence on fellow humans. Both were witness to a lot in their lives and had a great insight into human thought and behaviour.

And the winner who gave this answer is

Atul Prakash Trivedi 

Congratulations Atul, and please send in your details to iyatingupta@yahoo.com so that we can get the copy of the book shipped to you!

And thanks everyone who participated and helped in promoting the contest and also thanks to Random House India for agreeing to sponsor this one!

This is the second giveaway in association with Random House India and trust me it is going to get better and better with time! :)

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About The Book :

Who tells the greatest story — God or Manto?9788184003086

Dozakhnama: Conversations in Hell is an extraordinary novel, a biography of Manto and Ghalib and a history of Indian culture rolled into one. Exhumed from dust, Manto’s unpublished novel surfaces in Lucknow. Is it real or is it a fake? In this dastan, Manto and Ghalib converse, entwining their lives in shared dreams. The result is an intellectual journey that takes us into the people and events that shape us as a culture. As one writer describes it, I discovered Rabisankar Bal like a torch in the darkness of the history of this subcontinent. This is the real story of two centuries of our own country.’ Rabisankar Bal’s audacious novel, told by reflections in a mirror and forged in the fires of hell, is both an oral tale and a shield against oblivion. An echo of distant screams. Inscribed by the devil’s quill, Dozakhnama is an outstanding performance of subterranean memory.

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