Shikha Kataria


Anita grew up in a mixed society of Hindu, Christian and Muslim neighborhood. But, latershe experienced a life–changing incident, as she had to watch her neighborhood being ripped apart due to the Hindu–Muslim conflict during the partition of India and Pakistan. All of her neighborhood was shattered, and her Muslim friends disappeared without explanation. This aspect evoked her rage and thrived to write novels on complex social structure of that complex society.

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A study of Moslem-Hindu relations in the novel and the book's representation of religion and religious symbolism.

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