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The Broken Mirror

The Broken Mirror

Charles Sparrows
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Krishna Baldev Vaid
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The story of Beero and his motley group friends is set against the impending partition of India. Beero’s passage through adolescence is told through a series of vignettes involving characters who are each more eccentric than the next—wrestler, quack, prostitute; Hindu, Muslim, Sikh. But when partition becomes a reality, in a time of terror and carnage, the insane turn out be the only ones sane.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Apr/2014

ISBN: 9780143419785

Length : 420 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

The Broken Mirror

Charles Sparrows
,
Krishna Baldev Vaid

The story of Beero and his motley group friends is set against the impending partition of India. Beero’s passage through adolescence is told through a series of vignettes involving characters who are each more eccentric than the next—wrestler, quack, prostitute; Hindu, Muslim, Sikh. But when partition becomes a reality, in a time of terror and carnage, the insane turn out be the only ones sane.

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Charles Sparrows

Krishna Baldev Vaid

KRISHNA BALDEV VAID, born in 1927 in Dinga, now in Pakistan, is a major Hindi writer known for his iconoclastic and innovative work. He survived the horrifying carnage that accompanied the partition of the Indian subcontinent, and regards his involuntary transplantation to the Indian side of the border as his most traumatic existential experience.
Vaid was educated at Punjab and Harvard universities, and has taught at Indian and American universities. He has published novels, novellas, short stories, plays, diaries, literary criticism and translations. His work has been translated and published in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Japanese and several Indian languages.

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