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Jimmy, The Terrorist

Omair Ahmad

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ISBN 10: 067008364X / ISBN 13: 9780670083640
Published by Penguin Books India, 2010
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??.everybody knows that there was nobody named Jimmy. Just a young man named Jamaal Ansari, the son of Rafiq Ansari and Shaista Shabbir, who prepared the long road their son would one day take.? In Moazzamabad, UP, too large to be a town and too backward to be a city, a young man stabs a head constable, and is then beaten to death by the police. The last words he speaks are: ?My name is Jimmy, the Terrorist.? He was once Jamal, one among the countless marginalized people trying to find a place in the world, dimly aware that the grand choices that shape their lives are being made in distant places where they have no influence. As intimate as it is political, Omair Ahmad?s second novel, shortlisted for the Man Asian Prize 2009, confirms his reputation as one of the India?s most original and outstanding new storytellers. Printed Pages: 1. Bookseller Inventory # 4647

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Title: Jimmy, The Terrorist

Publisher: Penguin Books India

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First edition.

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In Moazzamabad, UP, too large to be a town and too backward to be a city, a young man stabs a police inspector and is beaten to death. The last words he speaks are, My name is Jimmy the Terrorist. Journalists descend on the town, like shrill birds , and a long-time resident decides to tell a story that none of them will know. Jimmy was once Jamaal, son of Rafiq Ansari of Rasoolpur Mohalla, a Muslim neighbourhood in a Hindu town. And his story goes back a long way: to the time when Moazzamabad was named, after Aurangzeb s son; when Rafiq was seduced by the wealth and refinements of Shabbir Manzil and married Shaista; when the Hanuman temple grew ten storeys high and the head priest was elected mayor; when Shaista died, a mosque was brought down in Ayodhya and Rafiq became a mullah. As Jamaal grows up, watching both his father and his neighbourhood change and curfew reach Moazzamabad, he is changed himself. He becomes Jimmy, one among the countless marginalized trying to find a place in the world, dimly aware that the choices that shape their lives are being made in distant places, where they have no influence. Shortlisted for the Man Asian Prize 2009, this spare, compelling novel, as intimate as it is political, confirms Omair Ahmad s reputation as one of the most distinctive and exciting new voices in Indian fiction.

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