#DesiBooksReview: Issue 4


Introducing #DesiBooksReview Issue 4: The Partition on its 75th Anniversary
Editor’s Note by JENNY BHATT

Literary Lineage: Excavating a linguistic, physical, and emotional vocabulary of Partition
AANCHAL MALHOTRA (excerpt from In the Language of Remembering)

Rippling Aftermaths: Orphans of Partition in Fatimah Asghar’s Works
TALIB JABBAR on If They Come for Us and When We Were Sisters

The Present is But a Mirror Reflection of the Past in Ranbir Sidhu’s Partition Novel

Interrogating, Remembering, and Forgetting in Anjali Gera Roy’s Latest Partition Exploration
NIDHI SHRIVASTAVA FARFAGLIA on Memories and Postmemories of the Partition of India

Madhur Anand’s partitioned memoir uses science and poetry to explore the legacy of Partition
SANGAMITHRA IYER on This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart

Seventy-plus Years Later, Gulzar is Still Watching the Trail of Partition
SUSWATI BASU on Footprints on Zero Line: Writings on the Partition

(tr. Rakhshanda Jalil)

Lalithambika Antharjanam’s Heroines Fight for the Country but Not for Themselves
VEENA NARAYAN on Agnisakshi

(tr. Vasanthi Sankaranarayanan)

The Real and the Metaphysical in Samim Ahmed’s Debut Novel Are Centered on the Partition of Bengal
SAURABH SHARMA on Seven Heavens

(tr. Arunava Sinha)

Manju Kapur’s Quiet Novel about Women’s Lives in the Partition Resonates Deeper than Ever
SUHASINI PATNI on Difficult Daughters

Desi Books Review (format online) ISSN 2831-462X