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Partitions

A Novel

By Amit Majmudar

"Unforgettable." --Boston Globe
 
As India is rent into two nations with the creation of Pakistan, communal violence breaks out on both sides of the new border and streaming hordes of refugees flee from blood and chaos.
 
At an overrun train station, Shankar and Kenshav, twin Hindu boys, lose sight of their mother and go in search of her. A young Sikh girl, Simran Kaur, has run away from her father who would rather poison her than see her defiled. And Ibrahim Masud, an elderly Muslim doctor, limps toward the new Muslim state of Pakistan, rediscovering on the way his role as a healer. A dramatic, luminous story of families and nations broken and formed, Partitions, "written with piercing beauty, alive with moral passion and sorrowful insight, [is] a rueful masterpiece" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

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Format: Book
Author: Majmudar, Amit
Summary: As India is rent into two nations, communal violence breaks out on both sides of the new border and streaming hordes of refugees flee from blood and chaos. At an overrun train station, Shankar and Keshav, twin Hindu boys, lose sight of their mother and join the human mass to go in search of her. A young Sikh girl, Simran Kaur, has run away from her father, who would rather poison his daughter than see her defiled. And Ibrahim Masud, an elderly Muslim doctor driven from the town of his birth, limps toward the new Muslim state of Pakistan, rediscovering on the way his role as a healer. As the displaced face a variety of horrors, this unlikely quartet comes together, defying every rule of self-preservation to forge a future of hope.
Title: Partitions : a novel / Amit Majmudar.
Publisher Date: New York : Picador, c2011.
Subject: Political refugees -- Fiction. India -- History -- Partition, 1947 -- Fiction. India -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction. Pakistan -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction. Pakistan -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781250007629 (pbk.) 1250007623 (pbk.)
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Majmudar
Oclc: 759914119
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Bib Id: 497090

Format: Book
Author: Majmudar, Amit.
Summary: As India is rent into two nations, communal violence breaks out on both sides of the new border and streaming hordes of refugees flee from blood and chaos. At an overrun train station, Shankar and Keshav, twin Hindu boys, lose sight of their mother and join the human mass to go in search of her. A young Sikh girl, Simran Kaur, has run away from her father, who would rather poison his daughter than see her defiled. And Ibrahim Masud, an elderly Muslim doctor driven from the town of his birth, limps toward the new Muslim state of Pakistan, rediscovering on the way his role as a healer. As the displaced face a variety of horrors, this unlikely quartet comes together, defying every rule of self-preservation to forge a future of hope.
Title: Partitions : a novel / Amit Majmudar.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Picador, c2011.
Description: xii, 211 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Political refugees -- Fiction.
Subjects: India -- History -- Partition, 1947 -- Fiction.
Subjects: India -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
Subjects: Pakistan -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
Subjects: Pakistan -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
ISBN: 9781250007629 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1250007623 (pbk.)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Majmudar