Blood Brothers A Family Saga (Read) by M.J. Akbar

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D by a Muslim family converts to Islam and takes on the name of RahmatullahAs Rahmatullah knits Telinipara into a community friendship love trust and faith are continually tested by the cancer of riots Incidents conversion circumcision the arrival of the plague of electricity and a fascinating array of characters the ultimate Brahmin Rahmatullah's friend Girija Maharaj; the worker's leader Bauna Sardar; the storyteller Talat Mian; the poet teacher Syed Ashfaue; the smiling mendicant Burha Deewana; the sincere Sahib Simon Hogg; and the. Its an autobiographical account of the author starting from his grandfather s time in Bengal The book is filled with information about various cultures specific to India through MoghulBritishHindu and Muslim Pakistan eras The book keeps the interest going but somewhat looses steam after the creation dramas of India and Pakistan It is a good read for anyone interested in India and its myriad cultures I liked the book as it tells a very personal story without getting invovled with changing the world ideologies

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Blood Brothers A Family Saga

N the uestioning demanding third generation of the author and his friend Kamala interlink into a narrative of social history as well as a powerful memoirBlood 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 scalpe. I must begin by saying until the very end I did not uite understand why it was on the cover Deeply moving Unforgettable but the last sentence Life had begun brought out all the significance of the book Blood brothers is basically a book about this small uiet village Telinipara in Chandernagore and how it lost its peace none due to its inhabitants This is the story of how mob violence creeps in in the face of all resistance Another valuable addition to the list of writings on Partition and the eternally bewildering Hindu Muslim euation

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Blood Brothers is MJ 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 relationsTelinipara a small jute mill town some 30 miles north of Kolkata along the Hooghly is a complex Rubik's Cube of migrant Bihari workers Hindus and Muslims; Bengalis poor and 'bhadralok'; and Sahibs who live in the safe 'foreign' world of the Victoria Jute Mill Into this scattered inhabitation enters a child on the verge of starvation Prayaag who is saved and adopte. One word BRILLIANT Akbar has combined humour pathos with history through a biographical narration over 3generations A must read


10 thoughts on “Blood Brothers A Family Saga

  1. says:

    When the currency in circulation was cowries and the level of enjoyment reached its zenith on a Saturday evening in the local weekl

  2. says:

    Brilliant book I still remember this one sentence said by the author's grandfather East Pakistan has too many muslims MJ Akbar is a brilliant author and has a knack of talking about the core issue is a non confrontational manner while still making complete sense I wish voices like his were louder and respected in today's India

  3. says:

    One word BRILLIANT Akbar has combined humour pathos with history through a biographical narration over 3?genera

  4. says:

    When the currency in circulation was cowries and the level of enjoyment reached its zenith on a Saturday evening in the local weekly fairMy Rating 45Genre Historical Non FictionPages 346 HardcoverPublisher Lotus Collection Roli BooksDate of Publication 01 March 2006 Synopsis The book is about the author recollecting not only the f

  5. says:

    Its an autobiographical account of the author starting from his grandfather's time in Bengal The book is filled with information about various cultures specific to India through MoghulBritishHindu and Muslim Pakistan eras The book keeps the interest going but somewhat looses steam after the creation dramas of India and Pak

  6. says:

    MJ Akbar just redeemed himself in my bookshelf A crafty saga covering the nuanced facets of India Pakistan and Hindu Muslim relations within them Blood Brothers will leave a subtle imprint on your conscience and awareness of nation

  7. says:

    I must begin by saying until the very end I did not uite understand why it was on the cover Deeply moving Unforgettable but the last sentence 'Life had begun' brought out all the significance of the book Blood brothers is basically a book about this small uiet village 'Telinipara' in Chandernagore and how it lost its peace none due to its inhabitants This is the story of how mob violence creeps in in the face of all re

  8. says:

    A good fiction Said to be heavily influenced by the life of M J Akbar himself I loved the way the spirit of Indian community across Hindu Muslims is represented Prayaag who is saved and adopted by a Muslim family converts to Islam and takes on the name of Rahmatullah I was really touched when he says to his mother your religion is my religion If you have lived in a country like India where religious connotatio

  9. says:

    I learnt a lot about how a Muslim in India thinks through the mind of MJ Akbar as he tells this biograhical tale of a family through three generations Somewhat disjointed in parts hobson jobson periodically yet it held my attention as it is about my India

  10. says:

    I think it was okay okay read Probably read as well as watched similar kind of stories

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