"The Gospel of Yudas is revolutionary literature . . . A story of suffering
redeemed by love'--India Today
Young and impressionable, Prema is deeply infatuated with Yudas, the
enigmatic man who dredges corpses from the bottom of the nearby lake.
Longing to be rescued from the tyranny of her father, a former policeman who
zealously tortured Naxalite rebels during the Emergency, Prema dreams of
escape and finds herself drawn to the Naxal political ideology. Convinced that
Yudas was one of the inmates at her father's prison camp, Prema believes that
only he can save her. But Yudas is haunted by secrets of his own, and like his
biblical namesake Judas Iscariot, he bears the burden of crushing guilt.
'Takes its readers through a perfect journey into the hot, sticky, messy,
grimy underbelly of human emotion'--Hindustan Times
'A disquieting book [that mixes] conventional narrative with allegory,
hard politics with abstractions about human lives and desires . . .
'Meera's work is lush in violence and metaphor'--Open"