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A Conspiracy in Calcutta Book Review- a Revolutionary Road to Independence via Calcutta

Lesley Biswas’s "A Conspiracy in Calcutta" set in 1928-1929 pre-Independence India   begins in media res as Bithi finds her mother, Chabi facing blows from the police as they take part in a non-violent protest against the Simon Cripps Commission. But in an interesting authorial choice, instead of focusing on the Gandhian side of Chabi, the author chooses to take the story forward through the revolutionary road taken by Chabi’s son and Bithi’s brother, Bibhas who   is a follower of Subhas Chandra Bose.