Tamas novel displays the brutality that took place just before the independence. It is a story of just five days before the independence from the pen of Bhisam Sahni. The book consist of story of those five days which were surrounded by darkness and gloom.
Writer has beautifully woven each and every event as well as emotion that enables the readers to finish it at one time only. Bhisam Shani has poured every aspect of communalism. Well, communalism is an old disease in India which is still active. Before Independence, Britishers rule India by making it as their tool. After independence also, some politicians are using communalism just get votes.