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Leila A Novel

Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Prayaag Akbar Prayaag Akbar ✓ 2 Free read Characters Leila A Novel In a digitized city sometime in the near future as an obsession with purity escalates walls come up dividing and confining communities Behind the walls high civic order prevails In the forgotten spaces between where garbage gathers and disease festers Shalini m A very moving dystopian novel that angered depressed and stressed me out considering how plausible it is in current India that is blatantly reminding its folks on class caste religious and linguistic differences Leila is the story of Shalini a misfit in a society that is obsessed with rules to keep the virtues of a community intact We are taken back and forth through the stark contrasts in Shalini s life as a liberal wherein she married a Muslim man and raised a free spirited daughter and that as an inmate in the Purity Camp where her hope to be reunited with her daughter was what kept her going Leila is a story relevant to the times as us Indians are at a whole new height of blind faith to our fascist totalitarian government and the harm they re lashing out on certain sections of the society seem obscured to us Instead of the high walled community segregation that s mentioned in book as of now India has detention centers for those the government wants to exclude from the voters list It is a shame that a few years ago the minority in India felt the first pinch of safronisation as restriction on diet was imposed on the diverse Indian public In the novel this translates to neighbors looking through the trash of those they suspect to be consuming what s forbidden And of course as in Leila we have the prime time buffoonery on TV where a conductor of cacophony acts as the mouth piece of the government making sure that their propaganda has maximum outreach Love outside one s own community is looked down upon in contemporary India and in some cases is termed love jihad Akin to Leila s Purity Camp certain areas in India have reformation centers for those who don t fall in line with a community s norms and to save the honor of a family lovers are sometimes killed Indians go to any extent to preserve the purity and sanctity of their community and Prayag Akbar s Leila is only a reflection of this reality The language is so powerful that the parental grief gripped and shook me hard I recommend this book to every Indian who hopes that India is spared the horrors rising from our differences

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Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Prayaag Akbar Prayaag Akbar ✓ 2 Free read Characters Leila A Novel Is a story of longing faith and most of all loss With its unflinching gaze on class privilege and the choices that today confront us and its startling almost prophetic vision of the world Leila announces Prayaag Akbar as a remarkable new voice in Indian fictio Holy shit this book gives Atwood a run for her money Utterly terrifying

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Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Prayaag Akbar Prayaag Akbar ✓ 2 Free read Characters Leila A Novel Ust search for Leila the daughter she lost one tragic summer sixteen years ago Skirting surveillance systems and thuggish Repeaters Shalini once wealthy with perhaps a wayward past; now a misfit pushed to the margins is propelled only by her search What follows Take a pinch of 1984 some of Brave New World a sprinkling of Haider the film and may be a bunch of other works of dystopian literature sueeze in a generous dash of various dimensions of ineuality in India and what you get is Leila A mother looking for a daughter that cannot be found cities divided by walls surveillance control Purity for all fraternal friction and treachery pollution sewage caste etc etcWhile the combination could have been a promising work it looks exceptionally forced trying too hard to create something that is haunting and stunning and failing at it I struggled getting through this but finished it nevertheless and I must confess it broke my heart because there was too much optimism in my head about it Probably because of the noise it was making everywhere or was it the blurb by Jerry Pinto on the cover I guess that s just the gift you get when you are a privileged writer

  • Hardcover
  • 207
  • Leila A Novel
  • Prayaag Akbar
  • English
  • 20 March 2020
  • 9788193355206