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The Revenge of the Non-vegetarian

Nominated | Book Awards 2019 | Creative Writing in English (Fiction & Poetry)

The Revenge of the Non-vegetarian

Author: Upamanyu Chatterjee
Publisher: Speaking Tiger Publishing

Award Category: Creative Writing in English (Fiction & Poetry)
About the Book: 

On a September night in 1949, a house goes up in flames in Batia town, burning, to soot and cinders, everything in it, including a family of six and their dog. The head of the family, Nadeem Dalvi, had been the subordinate mamlatdar of Madhusudan Sen, ICS, the Magistrate of Batia, and his trusted supplier of fresh eggs, fish and red meat. When it is discovered that the deaths had not been accidental or caused by fire, Sen vows to turn vegetarian until justice has been done.

In this novella of stunning force and impact, a true original of Indian writing is in brilliant form.

About the Author: 

Upamanyu Chatterjee was born in 1959 in Patna. He spent over thirty calm and undistinguished years in the Indian Administrative Service; during that time, he wrote six novels—when no one was looking. He retired (early and honourably) in 2016 to devote himself full time to running the household. He has one wife and two daughters. He enjoys several solitary occupations.

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