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In Times of Siege - Paperback

In Times of Siege - Paperback
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In Times of Siege - Paperback
What makes a fanatic? A fundamentalist? What makes communities that have lived together for years suddenly discover a hatred for each other? New Delhi, in the year 2000. Staff meetings, lesson modules, a half-hearted little affair with a colleague-this is the bland but comfortable life of Shiv Murthy, a history teacher in an open university. But disruption and change are on their way-an outspoken ..
  • ISBN: 9780143066217
  • Total Pages: 224
  • Edition: 1
  • Book Language: English
  • Available Book Formats:Paperback
  • Year: 2018
  • Publication Date: 2018-10-05
  • Stock: In Stock
  • Brand: Penguin Random House India
  • Reward Points: 10
  • ISBN: 9780143066217
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Sold By Penguin Random House India
Author Githa Hariharan
ISBN-13 9780143066217
Edition 1
Format Paperback
Language English
Pages 224
Publication Date 2018-10-05
Publication Year 2018
Category Fiction

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What makes a fanatic? A fundamentalist? What makes communities that have lived together for years suddenly discover a hatred for each other? New Delhi, in the year 2000. Staff meetings, lesson modules, a half-hearted little affair with a colleague-this is the bland but comfortable life of Shiv Murthy, a history teacher in an open university. But disruption and change are on their way-an outspoken young woman with a broken knee comes into his life and turns it upside-down; then Hindu zealots attack his writings on Basava, the reformer-poet. When fundamentalism lands on his own doorstep, Shiv discovers that the ideas he has inherited-about history, nations and patriots-are liable to shrink day by day. The time of siege is not exclusively Indian-prejudice speaks different languages but has the same destructive message: 'Only trust those of your kind.' With love, lust and a perverted nationalism at his heels, Shiv is forced to confront the demands of his times and choose a direction for the future. But first, he must come to terms with his own incomplete past, his fears, and his obsession with a woman who will give him the strength he seeks.