“Unfelled: A Naxal Encounter” wins Great Canadian Literary Hunt

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.

Read the complete article at this.org or here on this site.

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.