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Mass transit

Author: Maniza Naqvi
Publisher: Karachi : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The metropolis of Karachi represents, in a microcosm, the historical, political, social, and emotional consequences of mass migration. Mass Transit is a novel about an immigrant population which never really assimilates. Through the stories of three families living in a large mansion turned refugee housing, the novel illustrates the repercussions of Partition, dislocation, martial law, and rapid urbanization. It is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maniza Naqvi
ISBN: 0195779002 9780195779004
OCLC Number: 40607997
Description: xiv, 194 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Maniza Naqvi.
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Tracing the lives of three families living under one roof in Karachi, Mass Transit is a novel about the state of flux of an immigrant population which never really assimilates. Through the family  Read more...

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