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The Long Walk Home
The Long Walk Home

The Long Walk Home

by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

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Product ID:25982

Language

English

Publisher

HarperCollins

ISBN

9788172238285 - Year: 2009 - Pages: 272

Binding

Paperback

Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

Author: Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 272
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788172238285

Description

Seventy-one-year-old Baksh wakes up one night in pain and ventures out in search of a doctor. In the time it takes him to reach a hospital, his heart irretrievably damaged, he travels down memory lane, reliving his life lived in the border town of Ferozepur, Punjab-from pre-Partition India, to the holocaust that accompanied independence, the Indo-Pak wars, the Green Revolution and the rise of religious extremism.

Increasingly isolated in the terror-infested eighties, an era of curfews, encounters and hit lists, his world all but falls apart as his wife falls under the spell of a rabid preacher; his best friend, a Hindu, flees the town; the Bar Council where he works cleaves along religious lines; and he himself makes an error of judgment that could have serious security ramifications. As he nears the end of his walk, and his life, he wonders: will there ever be a redemption, a homecoming'

Redolent of the soil and the spirit of Punjab, The Long Walk Home is as much one man's odyssey through tumultuous times as it is an elegiac meditation on the passing of a way of life, on faith and fundamentalism and misguided passions.

COMMENTS

Yeh faasle teri galiyon ke humse tay na huey, hazaar baar rukey hum hazaar baar chaley Na jaane kaun si mitti watan ki mitti thi, nazar mein dhool, jigar mein liye ghubaar chaley.
-Gulzar

‘A Narrative of pain that knows no borders’.
-Gulzar

Contents

The Bhalla Family Tree
Prologue

Day 1: Anant

Baksh
The Last Walk
1946

Day 2: Noor
Baksha
The Last Walk
1947

Day 3: Noor
Baksh
The Last Walk

Day 4: Anant
Baksh
The Last Walk
1954

Day 5: Noor
Baksh
The Last Walk
1958

Day 6: Anant
Baksh
The Last Walk
1965

Day 7: Anant
Baksh
The Last Walk
1971

Day 8: Anant
Baksh
The Last Walk
1977

Day 9: Noor
Baksh
The Last Walk
1854

Day 10, Morning: Anant

Baksh
The Last Walk
1988

Day 10, Evening: Anant
Baksh
The Last Walk
Aaaaaaa2004

Then, Now
Epilogue: One Day Later
Acknowledgements

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