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The tale of the missing man : a novel

Author: Mañzūra Ehateśāma; Jason Grunebaum; Ulrike Stark, Dr. phil.
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A refreshingly playful novel, it explores modern Muslim life in the wake of the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan. Zamir Ahmad Khan suffers from a mix of alienation, guilt, and postmodern anxiety that defies diagnosis. His wife abandons him to his reflections about his childhood, writing, ill-fated affairs, and his hometown, Bhopal, as he attempts to unravel the lies that brought him to his current state (while  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mañzūra Ehateśāma; Jason Grunebaum; Ulrike Stark, Dr. phil.
ISBN: 9780810137585 0810137585 0810137593 9780810137592
OCLC Number: 1007082686
Language Note: Text in English translated from Hindi.
Awards: Winner of the Global Humanities Translation Prize.
Description: 265 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Dāstāna-e-lāpatā.
Responsibility: Manzoor Ahtesham ; translated from the Hindi by Jason Grunebaum and Ulrike Stark.

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A refreshingly playful novel, The Tale of the Missing Man explores modern Muslim life in the wake of the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan. A novel of a heroic quest gone awry, the story artfully  Read more...

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