After his release from prison and return to civilian life, Yashpal began the journal Viplav (Revolution), one that both he and his wife were to be associated with until his death in 1976. In his short stories, dating from the 1930s and 1940s, Yashpal began to write of his prison experience. In one of his earlier short stories Sag he wrote of the naive surprise of the revolutionaries upon realizing how much of the colonial establishment was "Indian" in racial composition. Though Yashpal was affiliated with the Communist Party of India, he was unpopular with the Party, especially for his bold depictions of Indian women. For example, Divya, set in the first century of the Common Era, is also a comment on contemporary Indian sexual relations. Dada Comrade was published in 1941 when Yashpal was nearly 40 years old.