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When Faith Turned Red is the translation of the famous Hindi novel, Ujale Ki Talash.
Narayan Swami decides to train his nephew Srini as the future priest of his beloved temple, offering him as well his daughter's hand-in-marriage. Comrade Bhushnam is planning a great career for his son, Surendran, unaware of where his heart truly lies. Lalita, the young and beautiful daughter of the industrialist Ramapat, is mesmerized by Bhushnam and his ideology.
Srini, stunned by the corrupt religious practices he witnesses at the temple, runs away from it. Lalita and Surendran join Bhushnam and his comrades, and an ominous stroke of fate leads Srini to their Naxal camp where he joins the war against state corruption. Caught in a vortex of violence, his life must now change forever.
A thriller set in South India, When Faith Turned Red is a gripping account of Naxalites at war, love in the forest, deceit, cold-blooded murder, sexual abuse and adultery.
About the Author
Sharad Pagore has written several novels and short stories in Hindi. His stories have been published in India Today, Naya Gyanodaya, Outlook, Saptahik, Dainik, Hindustan, and several other newspapers and magazines. His literary work has also been translated and published in Malyalam, Telugu, Oriya, Marathi, Urdu and Gujar