The Boar Hunt

V.M. Devadas

Prabha Zacharias


Serene. Tranquil. Bright.

Also, a burning cradle of bitter rivalries, revolt and rage.

Against the sparkling, blue backwaters of the city, a mysterious Grusha rolls the dice on a deadly game of Russian roulette. Former gang members and sworn rivals masquerading as allies re-emerge, aching and hungry for their pound of flesh. Scores need to be settled. And nothing is certain – least of all, getting out alive.

Set in the gritty 1980s post-Emergency India, V.M. Devadas’s celebrated crime saga (originally published in Malayalam as Pannivetta) chips away at the twisted and tragic fates of those pulled into the bloody playground of power and deceit. Unabashedly intense, this riveting tale of Kochi’s dark underbelly is a melange of heartbreak and deception that will reverberate in memory long after the last bullet.

  • Classification : Translation
  • Pub Date : JUL 20, 2023
  • Imprint : Hachette India
  • Page Extent : 192
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789393701794
  • Price : INR 499

V.M. Devadas

V.M. Devadas is a Malayalam writer, born in March 1981 in Wadakkancherry, Kerala. He has established himself as a leading voice in contemporary Malayalam fiction, having authored four novels and six collections of short stories. His writing is characterized by a unique stylistic flair, and he often delves into the political and philosophical dimensions of modern life. Devadas's works are known for their unconventional themes, which focus on the hybrid politics of people in our society. He is constantly experimenting with the structure, theme and narration of his works, which has earned him many accolades. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Malayala Manorama Novel Carnival Award, Swami Vivekananda Yuva Prathibha Award, O.V. Vijayan Memorial Literary Award and Vaikom Muhammad Basheer Malayala Padana Kendram Award, among others. Currently he is living in Chennai and working as an IT professional.


Prabha Zacharias

Prabha Zacharias is a poet and a bilingual translator, born in March 1985 in Kottayam, Kerala. She has published her anthology of poems in Malayalam and has eight full-length books and many short-story translations to her credit. She has completed an M.Phil. in English Literature from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, and a Ph.D from the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. She has worked as an editor at Cambridge University Press, Hyderabad, and Sage Publications, Delhi. A passionate literature teacher, Prabha is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of English and Cultural Studies, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Delhi.

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