ISBN 9780143423126,Regret : Two Novellas

Regret : Two Novellas



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780143423126

ISBN-10 0143423126


Number of Pages 264 Pages
Language (English)

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A restlessness to express the possibilities of fictional dimensions lies at the root of Ikramullah's versatility'---M. Salim-ur-Rahman, Friday Times

Regret brilliantly recreates a childhood shattered by the Partition of India in 1947. Two lifelong friends, Ehsan and Saeed, reminisce about idyllic summer days spent bunking school, swimming in the canal and relishing the thrills of first love-before the division of the subcontinent changed things forever. Out of Sight recounts the story of Ismail, who narrowly escaped the carnage of 1947 in his youth. Now, looking back on his life and despairing of the sudden resurgence of sectarian violence in Pakistan, Ismail resolves to protect those closest to him.

Deeply moving, Ikramullah's two novellas skilfully evoke the long shadow cast by the violence of Partition.

About the Author :-

IKRAMULLAH (CHAUDHRY) was born in 1939 in Jandiala, a small village in the Nawan Shehr district of Jalandhar in India. He finished high school in Amritsar. After Partition his family moved to Multan where he did his BA in 1953 and two years later took a law degree from University Law College at Lahore. After practising law in Multan for a few years, he went into the insurance business in 1965, retiring in 1990. He has been writing fiction since 1962 and published several collections of short stories and novellas, one of which, Gurg-e Shab (The Nocturnal Wolf), was banned soon after its publication in 1978. More recently, he has published a novel, Sa'e ki Avaaz (Shadows Speak).

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