ISBN 9788183861199,The Uncommon Memories of Zeenat Qureishi : A Novel of Then and Now

The Uncommon Memories of Zeenat Qureishi : A Novel of Then and Now


Veena Nagpal


Tara Press



Tara Press

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788183861199

ISBN-10 8183861199


Number of Pages 478 Pages
Language (English)


Two young cousins hell-bent on restoring Muslim glory, even if it means importing terror. An incendiary Hindu religious leader with one mantra, break-mosques, build-temples. Zeenat Qureishi has one question, 'whats my name? why can't you tell me my name?'

Traumatised in the aftermath of the London tube bombing, the phobic 20-year-old comes to India. Long before Zeenat was born, the eldest Qureishi brother, his wife and six-year-old daughter Zainab were murdered.

Zeenat's family believed the Mehras, their Hindu family friends, responsible and the friendship turned sour. Wild and impetuous Zeenat promptly falls in love with Ajay Mehra. Faced with proof that he was involved in the demolition of a mosque, she scorns him.

Disturbed, Zeenat undergoes regression therapy in an atmosphere of paranoia and uncovers memories so powerful that she can project them. Communal bitterness that has simmered for centuries threatens to explode around her and Zeenat tries to find answers in the past that will help her understand and heal the present.