By Amit Majmudar
A gorgeous first novel, set throughout the violent 1947 partition of India, approximately uprooted young ones and their trips to safety
As India is hire into countries, communal violence breaks out on each side of the hot border and streaming hordes of refugees flee from blood and chaos.
At an overrun educate station, Shankar and Keshav, dual Hindu boys, lose sight in their mom and sign up for the human mass to head looking for her. a tender Sikh woman, Simran Kaur, has run clear of her father, who might relatively poison his daughter than see her defiled. And Ibrahim Masud, an aged Muslim physician pushed from town of his start, limps towards the hot Muslim nation of Pakistan, rediscovering at the manner his function as a healer. because the displaced face a number of horrors, this not going quartet comes jointly, defying each rule of self-preservation to forge a way forward for hope.
A dramatic, luminous tale of households and international locations damaged and shaped, Partitions introduces a unprecedented novelist who writes with the strength and lyricism of poetry.
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Partitions: A Novel by Amit Majmudar