Talashnama Talashnama

Talashnama

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Publisher Description

Set in Sadnahati, a Muslim-majority village in West Bengal, Talashnama is the story of Riziya, an educated and headstrong woman with an anguished past.

Hounded by a devastating secret, Riziya elopes with her tutor, Suman Nath, a Hindu, although it is Tahirul - the local Imam torn between duty and desire - who is her true love. On the day she leaves, she allegedly writes anti-Islamic graffiti on the wall of the village mosque - an incident that both baffles and enrages the villagers. Ten years later, Suman Nath takes his own life, and Riziya must return to a Sadnahati fraught with disapproval and condemnation...

Ismail Darbesh's debut novel, Talashnama, is a thrilling literary tour de force, where love, religion, modernity and politics collide. A bestseller in the original Bangla and translated brilliantly by V. Ramaswamy, it is also an evocative inquiry into the uncertainties and challenges of being Muslim in today's India.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
AVAILABLE
2024
June 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
572
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins India
SELLER
Harper Collins Canada Limited