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Published ahead of Paul Scotts Raj Quartet and long before Midnights Children, Abdullah Husseins ambitious saga of social struggle The Weary Generations was a bestseller in Urdu. Published in 1963 and now beyond its 40th edition, it has never been out of print. A vivid depiction of the widespread disillusionment and seismic upheavals of the Partition era that lead to the creation of Pakistan and Bangladesh, there has never been a more opportune time to discover one of the most important writings about the post-colonial trauma in the region. Naim, son of a peasant, marries Azra, the daughter of a rich landowner. Fighting for the British during World War I he loses an arm. Invalided home, he becomes angered at the subjugation of his countrymen under the Raj and aligns himself with the opposition. His ideals are swept away after Independence in 1947 when he realizes that, as Muslims, his family is no longer safe in their Indian home and that they must migrate to the newly created Pakistan. Regarded as one of the half-dozen most influential novels dealing with Partition or post-colonial malaise, this is an immensely powerful novel in its own right and is essential reading for English language readers seeking to comprehend the historical origins of the tensions in the Indian subcontinent.

Synopsis:

An epic novel of Indian independence and partition, focusing on the experiences of two families.

Synopsis:

An Indian eyeview of the Raj, translated from the Urdu by the author.

About the Author

Abdullah Hussein is one of Pakistan's greatest writers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780720611878
Translator:
Hussein, Abdullah
Publisher:
Peter Owen Publishers
Translator:
Hussein, Abdullah
Author:
Hussein, Abdullah
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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