ISBN 9788129119988,In Haleema's Words

In Haleema's Words


Fatima Ahmed


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788129119988

ISBN-10 8129119986


Number of Pages 382 Pages
Language (English)

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Key Features A sensitive story of young woman growing up in a conservative Muslimfamily, and eventually breaking loose. Captures the urban scene in Bombay in the sixties in vivid detail. The contours of Haleemas life- her wanderings and exploration of her self-make for a very engaging read. Lyrical and evocative writing style makes this novel immensely readable. About the Book: In Haleema's Words Sensitive, reserved and rebellious, young Haleema Mohammed feelsstifled in her wealthy, conservative Muslim joint family inHyderabad. Her only sources of solace are her free-spirited bestfriend Parvati, and her writing and painting. She pours her pent-upfeelings and observations into high-flown, embroidered words andhides her writings under her mattress. At the first opportunity,she flies the coop and joins Parvati in Bombay. Life in Bombay inthe swinging sixties is a revelation. Ardent suitors, parties,trips to Goa, occasional trysts with drugs and hippies-Haleema,with Parvatis encouragement, experiences the fullness of lifedenied to her earlier. But more is in store-a visit to Amsterdamand a two-year stay in London, new friends, her one true love andnew realizations. But is it all meant to last forever, or willHaleemas fond dreams shatter when faced with hard reality? Lyrical and evocative, In Haleemas Words will take the reader ona journey through the mind of a passionate young woman trying tofind her way through life. About the Author: Fatima Ahmed Fatima Ahmed, born in Hyderabad, is a senior artist with manysolo and group exhibitions to her credit, both in India and abroad.Her work is included in many prestigious public and privatecollections like The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi,Birla Museum, Kolkata, and Harsh Goenkas collection in Mumbai. Shehas translated several leading Urdu authors into English. She was acolumnist for Indian Post and Mid Day, Mumbai. She now lives inPune. Reviews Fatima is a fine writer with a uniquely lyrical style. Her deepins

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