Partitions

Partitions

A Novel

Book - 2011
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A stunning first novel, set during the violent 1947 partition of India, about uprooted children and their journeys to safety

As India is rent into two nations, communal violence breaks out on both sides of the new border and streaming hordes of refugees flee from blood and chaos.

At an overrun train station, Shankar and Keshav, twin Hindu boys, lose sight of their mother and join the human mass to go in search of her. A young Sikh girl, Simran Kaur, has run away from her father, who would rather poison his daughter than see her defiled. And Ibrahim Masud, an elderly Muslim doctor driven from the town of his birth, limps toward the new Muslim state of Pakistan, rediscovering on the way his role as a healer. As the displaced face a variety of horrors, this unlikely quartet comes together, defying every rule of self-preservation to forge a future of hope.

A dramatic, luminous story of families and nations broken and formed, Partitions introduces an extraordinary novelist who writes with the force and lyricism of poetry.

Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9780805093957
Branch Call Number: FICTION MAJ
Characteristics: xii, 211 p. ; 22 cm.

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btsdream
Jul 31, 2017

This book about India's partition isn't actually accurate, if you don't know much about the partition then you would think that its all how it really was, but this book doesn't tell what the Hindu's did to the Muslims. They killed about 14 million people, raped woman, if a woman was pregnant they would cut her stomach open and take the baby out, this isn't all though, they did so much more.

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hertz
Jul 01, 2011

It's been an intimate day spent absorbing the full significance portrayed in this masterful work. The author uses a unique narration device, along with weaving in multiple characters into his evolving plot. Both his poet's sensitivity with imagery and phrases, along with his first-hand experience with the nuances of medical care administered with devotion, are plain to see in the arc of this journey.

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