ISBN 9781743215418,Rajasthan For The Indian Traveller

Rajasthan For The Indian Traveller



Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd. - Australia

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781743215418

ISBN-10 174321541X


Number of Pages 232 Pages
Language (English)

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Our Lady Of Alice Bhatti Is The Second Novel By The Author Of A Case Of Exploding Mangoes, Mohammed Hanif. Summary Of The Book Published In 2011, Our Lady Of Alice Bhatti Is The Second Novel Written By The Pakistani Journalist And Writer Mohammed Hanif. The Novel Is A Love Story That Around Alice Bhatti, Who Happens To Be A Christian Nurse. Alice Bhatti Works As A Nurse With A Government Hospital Called Sacred Heart Hospital For All Ailments Located In Karachi. After Exiting The Borstal Jail, She Returns To Her Father. A Retired Chief Janitor, In The French Colony. With Guidance From Her Father, Her Prison Experience, And A Working Nurse'S Manual, Alice Prepares To Work. While She Is Desperate To Work, The Patients Of The Hospital Are Waiting For A Miracle In Their Lives. During Her Job, She Comes Across A Lovesick Patient Teddy Butt, A Policeman And An Ex-Bodybuilder. Teddy, With His Abrupt Violence, And Alice, With Her Careful Optimism, Fall Unexpectedly In Love With Each Other. But, This Novel Is Much More Than A Love Story. It Talks About The Heartbreaking Plight Of Pakistan'S Religious Minorities And Alice Happens To Be One Of Them. She Is A Catholic And The Novel Portrays How Bad Life Can Be When Living In Pakistan. The Pakistani Muslims Have Their Own Set Of Prejudices Against The Minorities And Alice Has To Face Its Consequences. She Is Snubbed By Other Catholics, Ostracized For Being A Woman, And Is Trapped In The Caste System. However, She Is Not An Ordinary Nurse, And Has The Courage To Break The Stereotypes And Learns To Live Gracefully In The Face Of Intolerance. She Realizes That The Foundations Of Her New Life Are Unstable. Will The Two Lovebirds Survive And Live A Peaceful Life? Our Lady Of Alice Bhatti Is Satirical, Humorous, Defiant, Boisterous, Colorful, Witty, And Full Of Pathos. It Was Shortlisted For The Dsc Prize For South Asian Literature In 2013 And The Wellcome Trust Book Prize In 2012. About Mohammed Hanif Mohammed Hanif Is A Pakistani Journalist And Author, Famously Known For His Debut Novel A Case Of Exploding Mangoes. Mohammed Hanif Has Also Published The Baloch Who Is Not Missing And Others Who Are, The Dictator'S Wife, And What Now, Now That We Are Dead? Hanif Was Born In November 1964 In Okara. He Studied At The Pakistan Air Force Academy To Become A Pilot Officer. However, He Soon Realized His Passion For Journalism. He Started His Journalistic Career With Newsline. He Has Worked With India Today, Bbc, And Washington Post. He Was Appointed As The Head Of Bbc Urdu. He Has Also Written A Film Script For The Long Night.