Charu Majumdar: The Dreamer Rebel


Author: Ashoke Mukhopadhyay

9789391125035 | PB | pp. 236 | 2022 | Niyogi Books

Charu Majumdar: The Dreamer Rebel by Ashoke Mukhopadhyay is a treatise on the legendary rebel of the 1970s India who gifted the world the word ‘naxalite’.

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He, who cannot dream and imbue others to dream, is not a revolutionary,’ said Charu Majumdar. True to his words, he dreamt of a shackles-free India and drew thousands of youth to join the armed revolution unleashed by his party in the 1970s. This book, the only one of its kind, is an unbiased documentation of the trailblazing journey of the firebird who gifted the word ‘Naxalite’ to the world, something that spread like a wildfire in the deepest roots of the contemporary young minds. The man who had a fire in his heart, thus became an inspiration to a generation.

Charu Majumdar: The Dreamer Rebel is a well-researched book on the legendary rebel of the 1970s, who, besides calling for an armed revolution, taught many to dream.This book is a part of the series – Pioneers of Modern India. Other books in the series: a) Homi J. Bhaba, b) Heisnam Sabitri, c) RK Laxman & d) Jamini Roy

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About the Author

The author made a foray in the arena of literature with a host of startling articles and insightful documentations like Terrorism–a colonial construct, The Naxalites: Through the Eyes of Calcutta Police, etc. Mukhopadhyay won the coveted Ananda Snowcem Award twice for his articles. His zeal for seamless stitching of facts with imagination was also reflected in his novel Abiram Jwarer Roopkatha (A Ballad of Remittent Fever), which was long-listed in the JCB Award 2020.


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