Author: Ahmed AliPublisher: RupaYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 275ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129112507
Twilight in Delhi is the only Indian novel that called for the freedom of India from British rule. It brings history alive, depicting most movingly the decay of an entire culture and way of life. “See there go the horses and the Farangis…” “Don’t you see them? Those are the people who have been our undoing, and will be yours too…” “But you will be brave, my child, and fight them one day. Won’t you…?” “You will be brave,” Mir Nihal repeated as he wiped the child’s tears with his fingers, “and drive them out of the country…” The detail, as E. M. Forster said, is “new and fascinating, it is poetic and brutal, delightful and callous.”First published by the Hogarth Press in 1940, Twilight in Delhi was widely acclaimed by critics and hailed in India, and all over the English-speaking world, as a major literary event. It has since become a great classic, and is now available as a Rupa publication. Twilight has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian and Urdu.
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