ISBN 9788172238285,The Long Walk Home

The Long Walk Home




Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788172238285

ISBN-10 8172238282


Number of Pages 272 Pages
Language (English)

Travel & holiday

Yeh faasle teri galiyon ke humse tay na huey, hazaar baar rukey hum? hazaar baar chaley Na jaane kaun si mitti watan ki mitti thi, nazar? mein dhool, jigar mein liye ghubaar chaley - Gulzar ? Seventy-one-year-old Baksh wakes up one night in pain and ventures out in search of a doctor. In the time it takes him to reach a hospital, his heart irretrievably damaged, he travels down memory lane, reliving? his life lived in the border town of Ferozepur, Punjab-from? pre-Partition India, to the holocaust that accompanied independence,? the Indo-Pak wars, the Green Revolution and the rise of religious? extremism. Increasingly isolated in the terror-infested eighties, an? era of curfews, encounters and hit lists, his world all but falls? apart as his wife falls under the spell of a rabid preacher; his best? friend, a Hindu, flees the town; the Bar Council where he works? cleaves along religious lines; and he himself makes an error of? judgement that could have serious security ramifications. As he nears? the end of his walk, and his life, he wonders: will there ever be a redemption, a homecoming? ? ?Redolent of the soil and the spirit of Punjab, The Long Walk Home is? as much one man's odyssey through tumultuous times as it is an elegiac? meditation on the passing of a way of life, on faith and? fundamentalism and misguided passions.