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The Ballad of Bant Singh: A Qissa of Courage

The Ballad of Bant Singh: A Qissa of Courage

Nirupama Dutt

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Biography, Non-fiction

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Paperback with flaps

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(Paperback with flaps | ISBN 9789385288302 | 224 pages | January 2016)

Summary

On the evening of 5th January 2006, Bant Singh, a Dalit agrarian labourer and activist in Punjab’s Jhabar village, was ambushed and brutally beaten by upper-caste Jat men armed with iron rods and axes. He lost both his arms and a leg in the attack. It was punishment for having fought for justice for his minor daughter who had been gang-raped. But his spirit was not broken, and he continues to fight for equality and dignity for millions like him, inspiring them with his revolutionary songs and his courage.

Journalist and writer Nirupama Dutt tells Bant Singh’s story in this powerful book which is both the biography of an extraordinary human being and a comment on the deep fault lines in Punjabi and Indian society.

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About the author

Nirupama Dutt

Nirupama Dutt is a poet, journalist and translator based in Chandigarh. She writes in Punjabi and English. Her published work includes Ik Nadi Sanwali Jahi (A Stream Somewhat Dark), a book of poems, for which she received the Punjabi Akademi Award; Lal Singh Dil: Poet of the Revolution. She has also translated and edited an […]

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