Authored By: Bob D’Costa
Year of Publication: 2011
|Pages: 258||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 276.50||Price in (USA) $. 22.12|
In a crumbling one room house, a young man bends over the light of an oil lamp, writing out a Republic Day speech the government has chosen him to deliver to the vast gathering in the Calcutta Maidan. But he is running out of time. And he must hurry before the country will put him into trial. Will his words become a hate speech? Or envelop his countrymen with patriotic fervour? He has no answer to the question. However, whispers have already started making rounds of the Muslim, Hindu and Christian blood screaming in his veins which he has hidden from the people. And the story he will read out of his life will justify his religion. Written in a chatty style, the novel hits the satirical strings of the reader's heart, stripping naked - in a bold voice -the weakness and limitations of the country.
PRAISE FOR BOB D'COSTA
"A writer with a different voice, Bob D'Costa grips the reader from the very first page."
- Paroma (Bengali Magazine)
"Poetic and fresh, The Indian Crow captures the unseen and unfelt emotions of the lower middle class of eastern India, and their desperate attempt to claim intellectual oneness with the idea of democracy. The prose is tender, the concept unique, and the satire razor sharp."
- Kulpreet Yadav, Author & motivational speaker
"Bob D'Costa's poems are real poetry. Poetry of Walt Whitman, Lorca, Pablo Neruda, Majaz, Mayakovsky, SardarJafri and Faiz Ahmed Faiz."
- K. A. Abbas, Mirror
"Bob D'Costa is a poet of many excellences. He is the Federick Lorca of India."
- Dr Krishna Srinivas, President, World Poetry Society, Intercontinental. Co-Founder, World Congress of Poets