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Kashmir: Book 3 Of The Partition Trilogy

Release date: 1 December 2023
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Maharaja Hari Singh rules Kashmir, a Muslim-majority Princely State expected to accede to Pakista... Read More

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Maharaja Hari Singh rules Kashmir, a Muslim-majority Princely State expected to accede to Pakistan during the partition in 1947. But Hari Singh dreams of a Switzerland-like status for his Himalayan kingdom. Meanwhile, popular leader Sheikh Abdullah rallies for freedom and the Poonchis in western Jammu revolt, telegramming Jinnah for help; soon, fearsome kabailis are carving a swath of savagery and destruction through the kingdom towards Srinagar.

In the Valley, tourists flee in the face of the tribal invasion. When Durga Mehra's husband is murdered by the kabailis, she seeks refuge in a camp where another desperate inmate, Zooni, is also awaiting passage to Srinagar. As rations become scarce, newly widowed Kashmira worries how she'll feed her children, but her houseboat guest, intrepid American journalist Margot Parr, is unfazed. She realizes she has the scoop of a lifetime on her hands ...

The rattled Maharaja signs the accession to India, pleading for immediate help. Pandit Nehru and Sardar Patel dispatch the Indian Army to defend the Valley, and Akbar Khan of the Pakistan Army races to aid the kabailis. Barely two months into independence, the two new nations are pitched into battle. The first Indo-Pak war begins, upending the subcontinent forever.

Kashmir is the thrilling conclusion to The Partition Trilogy that began with Lahore and continued with Hyderabad.


Product Details

Title: Kashmir: Book 3 Of The Partition Trilogy
Author: Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
Publisher: Harper Collins
SKU: BK0485149
EAN: 9789356995406
Number Of Pages: 328
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Release date: 1 December 2023

About Author

Manreet Sodhi Someshwar is a bestsellingauthor of nine books, including the award-winning The Radiance of a ThousandSuns and the critically acclaimed The Long Walk Home. Hailed as ‘astar on the literary horizon' by Khushwant Singh and garnering endorsementsfrom Gulzar for two of her books, Manreet and her work have featured atnumerous literary festivals. Her articles have appeared in The New YorkTimes, the South China Morning Post, and several Indianpublications. Manreet lives in New York City with her husband, daughter andcat.

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