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This newly released book ‘Jallianwala Bagh: Literary Responses in Prose & Poetry’ explores how the Jallianwala Bagh massacre has reflected in Indian literature. It is a selection of prose and poetry, edited by literary historian Rakhshanda Jalil that traces the history of events leading to the massacre. .
The book attempts to open a window into the world of possibilities that literature offers to reflect, interpret and analyse this dark moment in the history of the British rule in India. .
The works of literature featured in this volume include those of Saadat Hasan Manto, Mulk Raj Anand, Krishan Chander, Abdullah Hussein, Bhisham Sahni, Ghulam Abbas, Subadhra Kumari Chauhan, Sarojini Naidu, Sohan Singh Misha, Muhammad Iqbal, Josh Malihabadi and Nanak Singh.