By Vyasaraya Ballal
Bandaya (revolt) revolves around class conflict, the trade union activity and ultimately the violence and cruelty associated with it. A Naxalite leader comes to Bombay with the ideal to organize labour to change the system and is confronted with the same violence practiced by him in the earlier agrarian life. It received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1986.
About the Author
Vyasaraya Ballala was known for his revolutionary thinking and had written more than 25 books including novels, 100 short stories, politics, two plays and children’s books. He is credited to have written the first political novel in Kannada.