Real Estate
Boys Clothing (2-8 Yrs)
Cameras & Accessories
Beauty & Personal Care
Office Equipment
Hardware & Sanitary Fittings
Infant Wear
Girls Clothing (2-8 Yrs)
Nutrition & Supplements
Baby Care
Online Education
Men's Clothing
Women's Clothing
Precious Jewellery
Men's Footwear
Women's Ethnic Wear
Fashion Jewellery
Toys & Games
Movies & Music
Fashion Accessories
Bags & Luggage
Women's Footwear
Musical Instruments
Mobiles & Tablets
Computers & Peripherals
TVs, Audio & Video
Kids Footwear
Home Furnishing
Home Decoratives
Health, Wellness & Medicine
Home Improvement
Sports & Fitness
Gifting & Events
Girls Clothing (8-14 Yrs)
Suits & Sherwanis
Boys Clothing (8-14 Yrs)
Kids Decor
Tamas by Bhishma Sahni: Book Price, Reviews, Buy Online -
Choose your Language :
  • हिन्दी
  • தமிழ்
  • English
View Snapdeal in: हिंदीதமிழ்English
Choose your Language:
Please mention your requirement, so that we can notify you whenever this product will be available
Your Email Id
Thank you for your interest
You will be notified when this product will be in stock
For Item:
  • Tamas
The images represent actual product
though color of the image and product may slightly differ.
  • Language: English
  • Author: Bhisham Sahni
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publishing Date:2008
  • ISBN13: 9780143063681
  • ISBN10: 0143063685
  • Pages: 360
  • Edition : 01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • SUPC: 1154516

Standard Delivery: Dispatched in 3 business day(s)

Product cannot be delivered at your pincode location
  • Option available on selected items & cities
  • Order must be placed by 5:00 PM
  • Option available on selected items & cities
  • Order placed before 11:00 PM will
    be delivered by next business day
  • Order placed after 11:00 PM will
    be delivered within 2 business days
EMI Details
3 EMI:
6 EMI:
9 EMI:
12 EMI:
  • Minimum cart value to avail 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 & 24 months EMI is Rs 3000.
  • Valid ONLY for HDFC, ICICI & Citibank credit card.
  • EMI not applicable for debit cards.
  • EMI option is not available for products of Jewelry/Precious Jewelry Category.
  • The Bank charges annual interest rates (as shown below) according to the reducing monthly balance. In the monthly reducing cycle, the principal is reduced with every EMI and the interest is calculated on the outstanding balance.
  • Month 3 6 9 12 18 24
    HDFC 12% 12% 13% 13% 15% 15%
    ICICI 13% 13% 13% 13% - -
    CITI 12% 12% - - - -
  • For More info, view Payment FAQs
1 362



Tamas is a captivating book by Bhisham Sahni that depicts the severe communal violence that took place in 1947, when India was in the process of gaining her independence.
Summary Of The Book
The story in Tamas is about the deception of Nathu, who is a sweeper residing in a frontier province in the year 1947. Nathu is oblivious of the fiendish plans of a Muslim politician, who pays him to cut a pig. Nathu has no clue as to the turmoil that this act will cause in his province. After the pig has been murdered, it is found just outside a mosque in the city, and this causes severe unrest.
What follows is the ruthless massacre of hundreds of Hindus and Sikhs by the infuriated Muslims of the province. In return, the Hindus start killing all of the Muslims in the area. The situation becomes so severe that the government has to call in the army in order to calm the surging rage of the people.
Tamas is able to provide the readers with an accurate description of the situation that was prevalent in the country in that period of time as the author himself was an eyewitness to many such cases of communal violence.
The shocking cases that have been described by the author are heartbreaking, and help the people of today to get a better understanding of the situation back then.
About Bhisham Sahni
The author of this book, Bhisham Sahni, was also a well-known playwright and actor, who was born in Rawalpindi, British India.
Apart from this book, Sahni has published a number of other books as well. Some of the author's literary works include Memories of Madness : Stories Of 1947 01 Edition, Translating Partition: Stories, Essays, Criticism, and We Have Arrived in Amritsar & Other Stories.
Sahni's literary works mostly revolved around the lives of individuals who led a subdued life under the pressure of Socio-Political-Economic bitterness.
The author was born on the 8th of August, 1915, in Rawalpindi. Sahni obtained a master's degree in English from Government College. He played an active role in the Quit India Movement for the independence of the nation, being jailed for this reason as well. For his immense contribution towards the field of literature, Sahni was awarded the Padma Bhushan for Literature (1998) and the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship (2002).

Reviews & Ratings for Tamas

You can help other customers

Know your Rank?


Recently Viewed By You
Recommendations for you View all >
Rs 9750
Compare Products
Click on "Add To Compare" to add items to your comparison list
My Shortlist
Click on '♥' to add items to your shortlist
Please Login to add more products to shortlist This way you can save all your shortlists safely in your account
Recently Viewed
Recently Viewed ()
For Item:
Please mention your requirement, so that we can notify you whenever this product will be available
Your Email Id
Thank you for your interest
You will be notified when this product will be in stock