Padma Bhushan awardee Bhisham Sahni became famous for Tamas, his fictionalized account of communal politics based on true events he witnessed in 1947. The book won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1975. In its latest English translation by Daisy Rockwell, it continues to hold meaning for Indian society 41 years later. Acclaimed writer, critic and cinephile Jai Arjun Singh reviews the translation exclusively for Flipkart Stories
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Jai Arjun Singh
Jai Arjun Singh is a journalist, writer, cinephile and critic. He has written for a range of publications including Business Standard, The Hindu, Tehelka, Outlook Traveller, The Sunday Guardian, Yahoo! India and The Hindustan Times. His books on cinema include Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro: Seriously Funny Since 1983, The Popcorn Essayists: What Movies do to Writers and The World of Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Jai Arjun Singh writes a popular blog called Jabberwock.