ISBN 9789351369929,The Golden Pigeon

The Golden Pigeon

Publisher:

HarperCollins

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Publisher

HarperCollins

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

ISBN 9789351369929

ISBN-10 9351369927
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 200 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Contemporary Fiction

On a cold, foggy morning in March 1950, the beautiful Hina Kauser gathers up the folds of her burqa, picks up one of her twin sons and runs back to her home in Old Delhi like she's possessed by a jinn. She cannot leave for Lahore with her husband, Azizuddin Khan, because she is the daughter of Qudsia Begum, the great grand-daughter of the last Mughal emperor. Hina and Qudsia must uphold the traditions of their great ancestors. Oblivious, Azizuddin boards the train to Pakistan with their other son. Like India and Pakistan, twin nations born of the same womb, Shiraz and Aijaz grow up in Ballimaran and Lahore - separated by a destiny beyond their control. In a novel where the real and the magical rub shoulders, Emperor Babur is a key character, now more poet than conqueror. Still searching for his lost Hindustan, dreaming of a reunited India, Babur's spirit hovers over the pages. By turn philosophical and ruminative, intensely erotic and unabashedly ribald, The Golden Pigeon is a subtle appraisal of the forces that divide communities and nations. This story will sweep you up in its grand scale and carry you to the last page with unflagging momentum. Philosophical and ruminative, intensely erotic and unabashedly ribald, this novel is a subtle appraisal of the forces that divide communities and nations.
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