Unknown Heroes Of India's Freedom Struggle


Tulika, 2023

Language: English

236 pages

Price INR 375.00
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INR 375.00
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This unique collection of graphic narratives by illustrators from across the country, in their distinctive styles, tells 16 stories of the forgotten foot soldiers of India’s freedom. Adapted from P. Sainath’s meticulously collected chronicles, it honours their contributions. Coming from varied regions and communities, speaking different languages and practising diverse beliefs, these not-so-ordinary people were united by one cause – a free India.

This graphic non-fiction is a rich visual document in which text and images communicate powerfully. As India enters its 76th year of Independence, it is meaningful to bring these stories to young people. It offers a true and complete picture of our hard-earned freedoms and why they need to be defended.

P. Sainath

Palagummi Sainath (born 1957), one of India’s best-known journalists, is the founding editor of People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI). He was The Hindu’s Rural Affairs Editor till 2014. Previously, he worked at Blitz and United News of India. He has lectured and taught at various institutions, including the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. Sainath is the author of the bestselling Everybody Loves a Good Drought. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including, in 2007, the Ramon Magsaysay Award. Two documentary films on his work, Nero’s Guests and A Tribe of his Own, have received over 20 international awards.