Blood Brothers is M.J. Akbar’s amazing story of three generations of a Muslim family – based on his own – and how they deal with the fluctuating contours of Hindu-Muslim relations.
Blood Brothers is a chronicle of its age, its canvas as enchanting as its narrative, a personal journey through change as tensions build, stretching the bonds of a lifetime to breaking point and demanding, in the end, the greatest sacrifice. Its last chapters, written in a bare-bones, unemotional style, are the most moving as the author searches for hope amid raw wounds with a surgeon’s scalpel.
About the Author:
M. J. Akbar, founder and editor-in-chief of The Asian Age, a multi-edition daily newspaper, and the Deccan Chronicle is a leading journalist and author. After successfully launching and establishing a weekly newsmagazine, Sunday, and a daily newspaper, The Telegraph, in the ‘70s and ‘80s, he briefly interrupted his career in journalism to enter politics in November 1989 as an elected representative in Parliament. He returned to writing and editing in 1993.
His last book, The Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict Between Islam & Christianity, has gone into several editions, and has also been successfully published in the UK and US. His biography of India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, Nehru: The Making of a Nation, is a classic that remains in print more than a decade after it was first published, as does his analysis of the India-Pakistan conflict in Kashmir, Kashmir: Behind the Vale. His other books include India: The Seige Within, Riot After Riot, and a collection of his articles, Byline.