My Temples, Too

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Author: Qurratulain Hyder

9788188965137 | PB | pp. 182 | 2018 | Women Unlimited

This book tells the tale of the birth of two new nations, experienced in the lives, and deaths, of its young citizens.

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This book tells the tale of the birth of two new nations, experienced in the lives — and deaths of its young citizens. Set in Lucknow of the 1940s, and written during a time of great turmoil, following the Partition, Qurratulain Hyder’s masterly early novel (originally titled Mere Bhi Sanamkhane) is a story of kinship, intimate friendships and love in a context of political upheaval. The book also gives the reader a delightful and engaging account of middle-class youth culture of 1940s India.
 
Rakshanda, Peechu, Kiran, Salim, Christabel — the youthful protagonists are idealistic and enthusiastic, fighting for a brave new world. With the turbulence of Partition and Independence, the quiet rhythms of domesticity are brutally disrupted. New animosities replace old loyalties, and the merry “Gang of Lucknow” is torn apart as the old order begins to fragment.

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Author

Qurratulain Hyder

ISBN

9788188965137

Publisher

Women Unlimited

Binding:

Paperback

Pages

182

Year of Publication:

2018

Edition:

Second

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Qurratulain Hyder was an influential Indian Urdu novelist and short story writer, an academic, and a journalist. One of the most outstanding literary names in Urdu literature, she is best known for her magnum opus, Aag Ka Darya (River of Fire), a novel first published in Urdu in 1959 from Lahore, Pakistan, that stretches from the 4th century BC to post partition of India. Popularly known as “Ainee Apa” among her friends and admirers, she was the daughter of writer and a pioneer of Urdu short story writing Sajjad Haidar Yildarim (1880–1943). Her mother, Nazar Zahra, who wrote at first as Bint-i-Nazrul Baqar and later as Nazar Sajjad Hyder (1894–1967), was also a novelist and protegee of Muhammadi Begam and her husband Syed Mumtaz Ali, who published her first novel.

She received the 1967 Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu for Patjhar Ki Awaz (Short stories), 1989 Jnanpith Award for Akhir-e-Shab Ke Humsafar, and the highest award of the Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters, the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship in 1994. She also received the Padma Bhushan from the Government of India in 2005

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