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Partitions free pdf Kamleshwar's "Kitne Pakistan" enjoys cult status as a novel that dared to ask crucial questions about the making and writing of history. While its main reference point is the turmoil of India's partition in 1947, the novel presents a limitless canvas against which the most extraordinary trial in the history of mankind runs its course. Present in a court that transcends space and time are Mughal Emperors Babar and Aurangzeb, Spanish adventurer Hernando Cortez, Lord Mountbatten, Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein. Along with political leaders, religious zealots and scheming gods of mythology, they stand accused of creating countless fractured nations, leaving a never-ending trail of hatred and distrust. The arbiter for suffering humanity is an unnamed adeeb or litterateur who must sift through the testimony of casualties from the killing fields of injustice at home and abroad, ranging from Kurukshetra to Kargil, Hiroshima to Bosnia. As recorded history unravels to reveal the sinister realities that lie beneath, the scholar finds himself travelling back through the centuries over oceans of blood, so that he may carry forward for posterity the enduring lessons of love, compassion, peace and hope.

About Kamleshwar

Kamleshwar has written ten collections of short stories, ten novels and over thirty books in genres as diverse as literary criticism, travelogue and memoir. As a journalist he has been associated with the Dainik Jagaran (1990-92) and the Dainik Bhaskar (1996-2002) among other important assignments. In the electronic media he has been the additional director general of Doordarshan and has written TV serials like Darpan, Ek Kahani, Chandrakanta and Yug, apart from producing and directing various TV programmes and documentaries. He has also been a prolific scriptwriter in films with such acclaimed and popular films as Sara Aakash, Aandhi, Mausam, Rajanigandha, Choti Si Baat and Mr Natwarlal to his credit. He has been the recipient of various awards including the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2003. He lives in Delhi.

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Author : Kamleshwar
Publisher : Penguin Books India
Data Published : 01 January 2006
ISBN : 0144000997
EAN : 9780144000999
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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