Azadi has 62 ratings and 7 reviews. Rishi said: I picked it in a second hand book shop and got big time lucky:) The story begins with the place Sialk. Indian novelist, born in Sialkot, formerly in India and now in Pakistan, educated at the University of Delhi and the University of Nottingham. Since he has. Chaman Nahal was 19 when partition took place. When the most unrelenting sight on both sides of the Radcliffe Line was of roads dotted with.

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There was a problem adding your email address. This stay however turns out to be brief and deluding, for what happens to them in the course of their journey to the Indian border is incredibly painful and humiliating.

Jagmohan Singh rated nxhal really liked it Oct 29, For instance, the Muslims of Sialkot en massestart stabbing the Hindus and the Sikh natives to death.

Azadi by Chaman Nahal

The novel is an imaginative revisioning of the historical epoch possessing features of the post-modern form labeled as historiographic metafiction. Wavell and the Dying Days of the Raj: You are commenting using your Twitter account. Surreptitiously, furtively, like a thief, he lifted a corner of his shirt and wiped his eyes.

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Subhajit Das rated it really liked it Nov 17, See all 6 questions about Azadiā€¦. The novel is replete with morbid silences, frightening noises and graphic descriptions of human indignity and brutality.


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With the influx of the Muslims into the city, crying hoarse their tales of woe and destruction at the hands of the Hindus on the other side of the border, communal tension mounts up in Sialkot and what were at first azqdi sporadic acts of murder and looting and arson subsequently explode in massive and organized violence by the Muslims.

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The novel brings out certain historical realities which demand attention and makes one realise the enormity of this tragedy Published December 28th by Ind-U. For many people the term schizophrenia carries a stigma so strong that just thinking about it is frightening.

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For historical fiction to carry a deeper meaning, it must succeed at the realistic level first. In the above incident, the walls and the clay that he used to eat, act as the signifiers and take him back to his impish childhood.


Chaman Nahal’s writings are known to talk about India without any touch of exoticism. The heroic effort to throw away the foreign yoke was an cjaman struggle covering the first half of the twentieth century. Lists with This Book. In a sombre drama of mass murders and mass rapes, we encounter a chaan of naal among which Lala Kanshi Ram stands apart. Return to Book Page. It reminds them of the strange thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that resulted in their needing treatment.

In one of the interviews Chaman Nahal said this novel must be seen as the consequences of the decision taken by those who were in power yet they were unaware of the tragedies of people. The book is not exactly a literary achievement.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. You are commenting using your WordPress. Four months of that had shrunk his heart. Please provide an email caman. The stories of love, lust and friendship ended very disappointingly, to say the least.

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It is not only a recreation of a historical event but an imaginative revisioning of a historical epoch. Aranya rated it really liked it Nov 12,