The creative non-fiction short story “Unfelled: A Naxal Encounter” has been awarded second prize in the 2012 Great Canadian Literary Hunt, sponsored by This Magazine.
The story traces the contours of a man called Sudhir in a place called Kandhamal in southeastern India; a rough etching of the confluence of grassroots development work, aboriginal communalism and anarchistic violence set at a roadblock in the forest.
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I am truly honoured to win this award, and I’m grateful to the judges of the Great Canadian Literary Hunt for their mention of this story, as I am grateful to my various hosts in India who made it possible. Congrats to the other winners of the Great Canadian Literary Hunt.