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Hyderabad: Book 2 of The Partition Trilogy

Release date: 20 September 2022
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Mir Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, is the Nizam of Hyderabad, the largest Princely State of the Cr... Read More

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Mir Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, is the Nizam of Hyderabad, the largest Princely State of the Crown. It sits in the belly of newly independent India to which Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabhbhai Patel want Hyderabad to accede. The Communists have concurrently

mounted a state-wide rebellion.

But the Nizam's family has ruled Hyderabad for 200 years. As the wealthiest man in the world, whom the British consider numero uno amongst India's princes, he will not deal with two-penny Indian politicians! An ancient prophecy, however, hangs over the Nizam -

the Asaf Jahi dynasty will last only seven generations. So, he keeps his jewel-laden trucks ready for flight even as he schemes with his army of militant Razakars.

Meanwhile, in the palace thick with intrigue, the maid Uzma must decide where her loyalties lie: with the peasantry or the Nizam. Among the Communist recruits, Jaabili finds love in unexpected quarters. Violence escalates and lawlessness mounts. Caught between a volatile Nizam and a resolute India, what price will Hyderabad pay?

Advance Praise for Hyderabad: Book 2 of The Partition Trilogy

'Hyderabad! A liberation? A tragedy? The result of the Ironman's will and Nehru's vision to build a nation? The daydreams of a Nizam? The diplomatic strategies of Nehru and Dickie? Dreams of a Communist revolution? The common people's struggles and sacrifices for land and a fistful of grain? But everything finally ends with a never-ending, silent violence on women's bodies in the formation of a state. This is well-researched history woven as a thrilling novel by a terrific novelist, Manreet Sodhi Someshwar.' - Volga, author of Vimukta Kadha Samputi

Praise for Lahore: Book 1 of The Partition Trilogy

'Breathtaking in scope, painful yet gentle to the touch.' - Taslima Nasreen

'Vivid and atmospheric.' - Aanchal Malhotra

'Current, relevant and important.' - Sabyn Javeri

'Deftly weaves the big strands of history with the finer threads of human feeling.' - Manu S. Pillai

'Clearly a passion project ... brilliantly traces our collective heritage.' - The Deccan Herald

'Does not let the subaltern disappear into the shadow of the giants...' - Scroll.in

'Deft writing ... Lahore is a timely reminder of what hatred among brothers can do ... Gripping and laced with pulsating emotions, it is a book worth reading.' - The Hindu BusinessLine

'Unputdownable' - The Week

Product Details

Title: Hyderabad: Book 2 of The Partition Trilogy
Author: Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
Publisher: HarperCollins India
SKU: BK0463184
EAN: 9789356291133
Number Of Pages: 328 pages
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 20 September 2022

About Author

Author Bio: Manreet Sodhi Someshwar Manreet Sodhi Someshwar trained as an engineer, graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and worked in marketing, advertising and consulting. An award-winning writer (Commonwealth Broadcasting Association), and copywriter (Creative Abbey), she is a popular blogger as well. Her debut novel, Earning the Laundry Stripes, released in 2006 to critical acclaim, with India Today calling it 'an enjoyable tale of a sassy girl's headlong race up the corporate ladder...' Her second novel, The Long Walk Home, published in 2009, has garnered critical acclaim and hit several bestseller lists in India. Legendary poet-lyricist Gulzar has called it 'a narrative of pain that knows no borders'. Celebrated writer-historian Khushwant Singh has hailed Manreet as 'a gifted writer of great promise ... a new star rising on Punjab's literary horizon'. Her third novel, The Taj Conspiracy, releasing in April 2012, featuring an unusual female protagonist in what will be an exciting new thriller series. She has featured at several literary festivals including the Singapore Writers Festival, the Shanghai International Literary Festival and the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and several Indian publications.

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