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Riassunto: First published in Urdu in 1963 and a bestse ller throughout the Indian sub-continent, this novel is the story of love between people of different backgrounds, set a gainst the history of the struggle of the people of India ag ainst the British Raj '
From Kirkus Reviews: The Weary Generations ($36.95; Sept. 3; 334 pp.; 0-7206-1062-1). This prizewinning 1963 novel, originally written in Urdu by its Indian-born author, is a leisurely, vividly dramatic chronicle of the first half-century of Indias modern history. The appealing protagonist Naim is a peasant's son who grows up dazzled by the glamour and sophistication of the British Raj, fights for Great Britain in WWI (and loses an arm), is swept up after the war into pro-Muslim (and anti-British) political activity and subsequently imprisoned, and wins, then loses the love of the beautiful high-born girl he hopefully marries. In a devastating stroke of climactic irony, when Independence arrives in 1947, Naim finds himself again ``imprisoned'' by his caste and his loyalties: a man without a country whose fate is, paradoxically, a mirror image of India's own. Altogether, a brilliant work: one of the great fictional portrayals of the Raj and a sobering, very moving human document. -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titolo: The Weary Generations
Casa editrice: Peter Owen Publishers
Data di pubblicazione: 1999
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Peter Owen Publishers / UNESCO, London, 1999. Forest-green Cloth. Condizione libro: FINE ( AS BRAND NEW). Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine Not Price Clipped. Jacket Design By Andrew Corbett (illustratore). This IS the First British Edition. Forest-green cloth, with gold lettering on spine. Translated from the Urdu by the author. 334pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Signed By Artist Widow of 1978 Nobel Prize Wi. Hard Back. Codice libro della libreria 004466
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria 97807206106285.0