First Great Novel of the Indian Revolution. It was conceived as a trilogy, the second volume of which is ‘The World is my Village.’ Its Russian translation entitled “Son of India” was a bestseller in USSR and sold 90,000 copies and 50,000 copies in Ukrainian).
** INQILAB (Hindi) translated by Munish Narain Saxena
The British critic S.C. Barrex writes (in Contemporary Novelists - St. James Press, London) about INQILAB -
"Abbas has depicted social tragedy and, as such, his fiction is conceived as a contribution to Indian humanism... This 'Tradition V. Modernity' is at the centre of Abbas' fiction, particularly his independence struggle novel - e.g. INQILAB competently communicates a sense of what it was like to be committed to the Independence movement in the Twenties and the Thirties."