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Breaking Links A Translation of Sadiyon ki Zanjeer

Razia Fasih Ahmad

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ISBN 10: 0195978951 / ISBN 13: 9780195978957
Published by Oxford University Press, Pakistan, 2007
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A compelling tale of love gone awry through a grievous sense of ‘honour’ reaching out across generations, this is a novel about the unhappy state of Pakistan in and around 1971. The story is set in a time when the two unequal and distant ‘wings’, of the relatively young nation-state, had been slowly but steadily drifting away from each other, to finally break apart with a vengeance and untold violence. This breaking apart is at the centre of this novel, and the story is built around the looming crisis and the final hour of disintegration and dissolution. Bookseller Inventory # 600

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Title: Breaking Links A Translation of Sadiyon ki ...

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Pakistan

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

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This is a historical and literary novel that revolves around characters originating in West and East Pakistan who love each other and marry, but their marriage is deeply affected by the violence that overtakes the country and the ultimate dismemberment of Pakistan. This coming apart is the centre of this novel. The author has built her story around the looming crisis and the final hour of disintegration and dissolution. A compelling tale of love gone awry through a grievous sense of 'honor' reaching out across generations, this is a novel dealing with 'History with a capital H.' a basic contextualization of this book within this history may be useful for its non-Pakistani readers, but even within the country, younger readers especially need to be reminded of what ensued, since Pakistan has not effectively addressed nor come to terms with the forces and factors which created an irreconcilable chasm and subsequently, the cataclysmic events terminating in the country's break-up as well as the emergence of Bangladesh as a sovereign state. Such an assessment is still conspicuous by its absence in the country's curriculum and some textbooks that ascribe to the ever-popular and ubiquitous 'conspiracy' theory.

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Razia Fasih Ahmad is very well known in Pakistani/Urdu literature. She has several publication sot her credit and has received national prizes for her work including the Writer's Guild Prize for best short story and the Adamjee Prize for literature for her novel Abla Pa.

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