The Weary Generations

Download or Read eBook The Weary Generations PDF written by Abdullah Hussein and published by Peter Owen Publishers. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Weary Generations

Book Synopsis The Weary Generations by : Abdullah Hussein

Published ahead of Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet and long before Midnight’s Children, Abdullah Hussein’s ambitious saga of social struggle The Weary Generations was a bestseller in Urdu. Published in 1963 and now beyond its 40th edition, it has never been out of print. A vivid depiction of the widespread disillusionment and seismic upheavals of the Partition era that lead to the creation of Pakistan and Bangladesh, there has never been a more opportune time to discover one of the most important writings about the post-colonial trauma in the region. Naim, son of a peasant, marries Azra, the daughter of a rich landowner. Fighting for the British during World War I he loses an arm. Invalided home, he becomes angered at the subjugation of his countrymen under the Raj and aligns himself with the opposition. His ideals are swept away after Independence in 1947 when he realizes that, as Muslims, his family is no longer safe in their Indian home and that they must migrate to the newly created Pakistan. Regarded as one of the half-dozen most influential novels dealing with Partition or post-colonial malaise, this is an immensely powerful novel in its own right and is essential reading for English language readers seeking to comprehend the historical origins of the tensions in the Indian subcontinent.

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  • Publisher – Peter Owen Publishers
  • Total Pages – 335
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780720617719
  • ISBN-13 – 0720617715

Karl, Aaj Aur Kal

Download or Read eBook Karl, Aaj Aur Kal PDF written by Cyrus Broacha and published by Random House India. This book was released on 2011-10-01 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Karl, Aaj Aur Kal

Book Synopsis Karl, Aaj Aur Kal by : Cyrus Broacha

‘God once told me life is absurd. How else can two boys land up in America and not find any girls?’ Karl and Kunal are just two ordinary Mumbai boys who like ordinary things: bunking class, films, food and pornography. Intent on attaining stardom they fly off to the legendary Lee Strasburg Acting Studio to sharpen their craft in acting and in chasing girls. They fail on both counts but come back with a jackpot: their maiden movie role. In Bollywood, they meet Yusuf Khan, who at forty-six is still the undisputed king of college romance. Being losers doesn’t get in their way and soon the trio become a hit team, churning out blockbuster after blockbuster. Before they know it, Karl and Kunal get their own spot boys, the defining moment in every Bollywood actor’s life, feature in an TV commercial with Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, and are even invited to meet Bill Clinton on his visit to India. But all this is not enough for Karl, who knows that it’s really politics which is the ultimate destination for all ‘great’ actors. As Pajama Party’s nominee from south Mumbai, Karl makes his debut as a politician. Will he hit the box office again? A novel about celebrities, Bollywood and politics, Karl, Aaj aur Kal is a hilarious novel from India’s best known funny man.

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  • Publisher – Random House India
  • Total Pages – 160
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  • ISBN-10 – 9788184002171
  • ISBN-13 – 8184002173

God's Own Land

Download or Read eBook God's Own Land PDF written by Shaukat Ṣiddīqī and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
God's Own Land

Book Synopsis God's Own Land by : Shaukat Ṣiddīqī

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  • Publisher – Psychology Press
  • Total Pages – 256
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  • ISBN-10 – 0904404994
  • ISBN-13 – 9780904404999

River of Fire

Download or Read eBook River of Fire PDF written by Qurratulain Hyder and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 2003-06 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
River of Fire

Book Synopsis River of Fire by : Qurratulain Hyder

A novel of India through the eyes of four protagonists, reincarnated several times over 2,000 years. They retain the same names and are always involved with each other. A tale of love, war, possession and dispossession. By an Indian woman writing in Urdu.

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  • Publisher – New Directions Publishing
  • Total Pages – 466
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  • ISBN-10 – 0811215334
  • ISBN-13 – 9780811215336

Dozakhnama

Download or Read eBook Dozakhnama PDF written by Rabisankar Bal and published by Random House India. This book was released on 2012-12-28 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Dozakhnama

Book Synopsis Dozakhnama by : Rabisankar Bal

Dozakhnama: Conversations in Hell is an extraordinary novel, a biography of Manto and Ghalib and a history of Indian culture rolled into one. Exhumed from dust, Manto’s unpublished novel surfaces in Lucknow. Is it real or is it a fake? In this dastan, Manto and Ghalib converse, entwining their lives in shared dreams. The result is an intellectual journey that takes us into the people and events that shape us as a culture. As one writer describes it, ‘I discovered Rabisankar Bal like a torch in the darkness of the history of this subcontinent. This is the real story of two centuries of our own country.’ Rabisankar Bal’s audacious novel, told by reflections in a mirror and forged in the fires of hell, is both an oral tale and a shield against oblivion. An echo of distant screams. Inscribed by the devil’s quill, Dozakhnama is an outstanding performance of subterranean memory.

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  • Publisher – Random House India
  • Total Pages – 418
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  • ISBN-10 – 9788184003802
  • ISBN-13 – 8184003803