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Helium free pdf On 1 November 1984, a day after Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination, a nineteen-year-old student, Raj, travels back from a class trip with his mentor, Professor Singh. As the group disembark at Delhi station a mob surrounds the professor, throws a tire over him, douses him in gasoline, and sets him alight.Years later, after moving to the United States, Raj finds himself compelled to return to India to find his professor's widow, the beautiful and enigmatic Nelly. As the two walk through the misty mountains of Shimla, painful memories emerge, and Raj realizes he must face the truth about his father's role in a genocidal pogrom. But, as they soon discover, the path leads inexorably back to that day at the train station.In this lyrical and haunting exploration of one of the most shocking moments in the history of the Indian nation, Jaspreet Singh has crafted an affecting and important story of memory, collective silences and personal trauma.

About Jaspreet Singh

Born in India, Jaspreet Singh moved to Canada in 1990. He is a novelist, essayist, short story writer, and a former research scientist. He received his doctorate in chemical engineering in 1998 from McGill University, Montreal, and two years later decided to focus full time on writing. "Seventeen Tomatoes," his debut story collection, won the 2004 Quebec First Book Prize. "Chef," his first novel, about the damaged landscapes of Kashmir, was a 2010 "Observer" Book of the Year and won the Canadian Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction. He has also been a finalist for four awards including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book. His work was longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Punjabi, and Farsi. He lives in Toronto. www.jaspreetsinghauthor.com

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Author : Jaspreet Singh
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Data Published : 06 August 2013
ISBN : 1608199568
EAN : 9781608199563
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 290 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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