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Saturday, March 08, 2003

Now while Bhisham Sahni's Tamas is a good story, and makes for an interesting afternoon's reading, it does try to portray the Communists in India in a too-glorious-to-be-even-remotely-believable light.

It seems as if at that time, the Congress was evil, the League was evil, the Mahasabha was evil, the Brits were evil....but the Commies were the best thing since sliced bread.

Propaganda through fiction......could work, but hasn't.