Guns on My Red Earth

by Swati Sengupta

  • Category Red Turtle
  • Format PB
  • Imprint Red Turtle
  • Price 195
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2119-6
  2. Pages: 172 pages
  3. Date: May 2013


‘I will not let you kill any more.’ Shanto’s voice was firm, confident—no
longer that of a timid fourteen-year-old boy.
Shanto has managed the impossible. He has escaped from the heavily
fortified Lalgarh police station in the heart of Jangal mahal. Few outsiders
dare enter these forests. It is a place where armed bands of men and
women, Maoists, rule the roost. It is a place where even police contingents
don’t travel after dark.
Shanto is a child soldier, a hungry boy recruited into a bloodthirsty army
of rebels. But when he gets involved in an operation that leads to the
gruesome killing of thirty-eight people, he decides to quit the rebels’
cause. Now, both the police and his former comrades are hunting him
down. Will he emerge unscathed? Or will this be the final end of innocence
for him? A searing portrayal of a boy forced to confront a brutal reality,
Guns on My Red Earth will mesmerize its readers.


Swati Sengupta studied English at Jadavpur University and then worked as
a journalist for various newspapers in Kolkata. She quit her full-time job in
September 2012 and currently freelances for newspapers when she is not
working on her second book.

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