Crimson Spring by Navtej Sarna
11-08-22 | 07:00 PM | Gulmohar Hall
Crimson Spring by Navtej Sarna. Pub.Aleph Book Company. Set against the epic backdrop of the freedom movement and evocatively recreating the socio-cultural atmosphere of the early 20th century Punjab, Crimson Spring explores the trauma of the Jallianwala Bagh atrocity through the eyes of nine protagonists whose lives are changed forever by the events of that fateful day. The novel is not just a powerful, unsettling look at a barbarous act, but also a wider meditation on the costs of colonialism and the heroism of ordinary men and women at a time of great cruelty and injustice. Panelists: Kishwar Desai, author, playwright and Chairperson of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust ; Navtej Sarna, author and former Ambassador of India to the United States. Moderated by Mandira Nayar, Deputy Bureau Chief of The Week magazine.