Life in Sialkot goes on with a hum, until the fateful news arrives, like smoke it lingers and begins to settle into homes that have sheltered generations. Within days reality dawns, terrible passions are unleashed, and lives are rent asunder. In Chaman Nahal's intense novel one encounters the full force of the great tragedy of Partition.
Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : JUL 20, 2023
Imprint : Hachette India
Page Extent : 360
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789393701862
Price : INR 599
Chaman Nahal, formerly Professor of English at Delhi University and Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge University, was the author of nine novels, four of which constitute The Gandhi Quartet. For Azadi, which has been translated into ten languages, he received the Sahitya Akademi Award as well as the Federation of Indian Publishers Award. His other publications include a collection of short stories, three children's novels and several other literary books. He was a Fulbright visiting scholar at Princeton University from 1967 to 1970 and was a visiting professor at various universities in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. He ran a column, 'Talking about Books' in the Indian Express from 1966 to 1973. Chaman Nahal also held the Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Chair at the University of Hawaii, 1998-99, where he taught creative writing. Mr Nahal passed away in 2013.