Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, the critically acclaimed author of our forthcoming collection of stories, The Adivasis Will Not Dance, has received the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2015 for his stunning debut novel The Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey.
Replete with sensitivity, sarcasm, corrosive guilt and ring-fenced with molten anger that is visually textured and lyrically expressed, Looking Away offers a panoptic view of the violence of the rich and powerful against the poor and minorities. — Ashwani Kumar in The Financial Express
“[I]f one is searching for a moral compass that should guide policy making towards a more just and equal society, then Mr Mander’s book is like a good cup of coffee one should drink to wake up.”— Nitin Sethi in Business Standard
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