About the Book :
Crushed by successive crop failures and the burden of debt, Sudhakar Bhadra kills himself. The powerful district committee of Mityala routinely dismisses the suicide and refuses compensation to his widow. Gangiri, his brother, makes it his life’s mission to bring justice to the dead by influencing the committee to validate similar farmer suicides.
Keyur Kashinath of the Democratic Party—first-time member of Parliament from Mityala, and son of Vaishnav Kashinath, the party’s general secretary—is the heir to his father’s power in Delhi politics. He faces his first crisis; every suicide in his constituency certified by the committee as debt-related is a blot on the party’s image, and his competence.
The brilliant farmer battles his inheritance of despair, the arrogant politician fights for the power he has received as legacy. Their two worlds collide in a conflict that pushes both to the limits of morality from where there is no turning back. At stake is the truth about ‘inherited’ democratic power. And at the end, there can only be one winner.
Passionate and startlingly insightful, Shoes of the Dead is a chilling parable of modern-day India.
Interesting Facts :
Shoes of the Dead is a chilling, true portrait of the harsh realities that Indian farmers have to come to terms with every day.
The book has fascinating insights into the way dynastic politics functions in India.
The author is a journalist and the book will receive wide media coverage.
A PR agency will exclusively look after book promotion.
About the Author :
Kota Neelima is a political editor with The Sunday Guardian and a Research Fellow for South Asia Studies at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC. Her previously published work includes the novels Riverstones and Death of a Moneylender.
Neelima lives in New Delhi and Washington, DC.
|Title:||Shoes of the Dead|
|Number Of Pages:||288|