Tarun J Tejpal’s book is set in an unnamed world of iron bars, but it is not a prison novel. It is a novel about politics, law, love, society, cops, media and the million mutinies that rage around us. It is a monumental work, an audacious ode to the human spirit.
CJI Ramana said the author has mentioned in the book that the Andhra Pradesh Forest Act was amended in 2016 to deal sternly with the smuggling of Red Sanders but what is lacking is the necessary enforcement of these laws. This is where the media needs to play its role, he said.