June 10, 2023


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Jaspreet Singh: ‘A huge crime against humanity’

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heliumJaspreet Singh, author of Helium, talks about his new novel based on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Jaspreet Singh is a trained chemist and an award-winning Canadian-Indian author. His new novel Helium, on the anti-Sikh pogrom, is told from the point of view of a guilty police officer’s son. Excerpts from an interview:

Why Helium?

In the story, the element Helium was the research specialisation of Raj’s professor at IIT- Delhi. This ‘cosmic’ element has peculiar and very fascinating properties. For instance, Helium does not ‘burn’.

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