The Black Book

The Black Book

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Author: Aabid Surti
Translator(s): Rima Kashyap
Publisher: English Edition Publishers
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 172
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187853824


A woman gets impregnated by a wolf, and Yam-Zalal, the son of the Devil is born. As he matures, he starts to preach…but this is no messenger of god-he has taken birth to preach the Devil’s gospel.

Written in the classical style of the Old Testament, Author/Painter Aabid Surti’s The Black Book created a sensation when it was published in Hindi. Innumerable seminars were held across the country to discuss and debate the relevance of this unusual book.

This edition presents the work in its entirety in English for the first time. Considered by many critics to be Aabid’s most important work, the book was originally published in Hindi in 1975. Since then it has been reprinted thrice in Hindi and translated into six languages.

Conceived through intercourse between a woman and an animal, a new messiah Yam-Zalal is born for the happiness of humanity. He is the prophet of the black book. He preaches the gospel of untruth and is cursed, stoned and finally crucified just like another historical prophet, Jesus. So who is the real messiah?

The purpose of writing this book, Aabid Surti says, was to question blind followers of every religion; to provoke doubt, which is the foundation of the true religion. This is its first English edition.