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A Village Divided  - Modern Classics
A Village Divided - Modern Classics

A Village Divided - Modern Classics

by Rahi Masoom Reza

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

9780143063667 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 332

Binding

Paperback

Rahi Masoom Reza

Author: Rahi Masoom Reza
Translator(s): Gillian Wright
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 332
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780143063667

Description

A masterpiece of Hindi literature in an acclaimed translation. Previously published as The Feuding Families of Village Gangauli, this novel is full of passion and vibrancy, a powerful record of the meeting of Muslim and Hindu cultural traditions that bound Indian society together.

Rahi Masoom Reza’s honest and controversial novel unfolds during the latter years of the Raj and the first decade of Independence and portrays the rival halves of a zamindar family, their loves, fights and litigations. It attacks the creation of Pakistan and explores the abolition of the zamindari system and its impact at the village level.

A semi-autobiographical work set in the author’s village of Gangauli, in Ghazipur district on the fringes of Avadh, A Village Divided, previously published as The Feuding Families of Village Gangauli, is full of passion and vibrancy, a powerful record of the meeting of Muslim and Hindu cultural traditions that bound Indian society together.

REVIEWS

The portrayal of Partition and the trauma involved in it has been very convincing… Ms Wright has done justice to the translation of the book.
-Hindustan Times

This novel can be indisputably cited as a brilliant tour de force in what a Third World narrative is or should be.
-Tribune

Gillian Wright’s translations…are singular contributions, providing larger audiences to masterpieces that would otherwise have remained confined.
-Indian Express

Contents

Translator’s Acknowledgements

Translator’s Introduction

Some People of Ganguali

The Dozing Town

My Village, My People

The Source

The Miyans

Warp and Weft

Salt

The Tale

Thirst

Introduction

Loneliness

New and Old Lines

Glossary

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