A comprehensive selection of short stories that explore Muslim lives and inter-community relationships in the Indian subcontinent. This collection brings to focus the multiple levels at which the Indian Muslim relates to his temporal and spiritual world, and the ways in which he grapples with history and memory. It also highlights how he is perceived by others. It effectively dismantles the notion of a single, unified and inalienable Muslim identity and experience.The anthology is a significant contribution as much for its literary merit as for its value as an authentic social document.
About the Author:
MUSHIRUL HASAN has published widely on India's nationalist movement, communalism, Partition and Indian Islam.M. ASADUDDIN teaches English Literature and Translation Studies at Delih's Jamia Millia Islamia. He has researched in Joseph Conrad's novels and has published extensively in scholarly journals in India and abroad.