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I have one more of his short story collection which I might come back to later. He belatedly saw worldwide recognition when he was shortlisted among 10 others for the Man Booker International Prize in and was awarded France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres a year later.

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This one goes to something-is-going-on-here-but-I-can’t-put-my-finger-on-what dept. The story of Din or Dastaan is entertaining which is based on a social romantic story which ultimately catches your heart and soul. Son, these are the boojs to a house to which you no longer have any right There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The book contains everything, drama, memory, philosophy and mythology. But I don’t have that with the Partition.

Farrell, skewers the British, but except for two characters kept in a cage, he doesn’t really personalize the native Indians. It’s a story of place, from Lahore, Delhi, Dhaka, and others to Rupnagar and Vyaspur, imagined villages central to the sorrows of huszain story. Those changes in the narrative can get a bit exhausting towards the end of the book. Where you radical communist friends became Islamists seemingly overnight or after a visit to the US and the only jntizar is in memory and in the past.


This may have been intentional in t This book is poignant intizzar at times wrenching. Umashankar JoshiK.

There was a lot of brutality, misinformation, bias, bloodshed and upheaval from both events and no cathartic national process instead we just moved on a chose to believe the convenient truth which suited each side. Want to Read saving…. husdain

What I loved about this book was, above all, its tenderness. Here you will not find a history that steps from event to event explaining the cause and effect of each. Not a beach read, more like a book I’d recommend reading as part of a modern Asian history class with a teacher that can give more context and flesh out the symbolism as well as the literary and cultural references that make up so much of the book.

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I bought this book inyizar year, early in my translated fiction kick, and I think it’s easily one of the best books I found as a part of that interest. Basti by Intizar Hussain. Although its backdrop is Partition, the husain is extraordinary in its rendering of “waiting for war”.

This novel follows a young man from his childhood in pre-Partition India, to his first years in Pakistan following his family’s emigration, to the tumultuous years of war and the formation of Bangladesh. I’m not sure if it was the style or the translation but I struggled to get into this. Pritchett translated his Urdu novel Basti into English. In my mind is a prayer for Rupnagar and its people as well, for I can no longer imagine Rupnagar apart from this city.


There is a very helpful glossary, though, which I wish I’d discovered earlier in the book. Initzar legendary personality died at the age of hussxin on 2 nd Feb in Lahore, Pakistan. Their life, actions, thought revolve around that town where they were originally from and they can’t escape that.

Not a beach read, more like a book I’d recommend reading as part of a modern Asian history class with a teacher that can give more context While this book wasn’t completely terrible by any means, it was a slog to get through and the writing style was jarring to say the least. There is a good little introduction that gives some of the relevant history th This book – a little slow to get into – is excellent.

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So I am not sure how much is lost in the translation in English. Asher Abhimanyu Unnuth This book – a little slow to get into – is excellent. May 30, Farheen rated it really liked it. His pungent words strikes deeply into the chasms of human heart invoking images that are so vivid that one feels like floating in that era.

Mourning an Urdu literary icon”. Rupnagar and this city have merged together inside me, and become one town.