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Acclaimed Bollywood director Shantanu Rai is eager to begin shooting his magnum opus, Zoon, a fil... Read More

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Acclaimed Bollywood director Shantanu Rai is eager to begin shooting his magnum opus, Zoon, a film on the 16th century Kashmiri queen, poet and musician, Habba Khatoon. Joya, fresh from film school, joins the production team to work alongside young Kashmiri historian Rashid.

The filming progresses well; the romantic landscape unfolding in picture-postcard vistas forms an irresistible backdrop for the film—as well as for Joya and Rashid to fall in love. But this is Kashmir at the onset of a crippling insurgency. A shocking incident of terrorism halts the shoot and lives descend into interlocking spirals of loss and betrayal. Ten years on, Joya returns to Kashmir to complete Zoon and reach out to a lost love. She struggles in a strife-torn Valley, marred by curfews and barricades, despair and anger, until she finally discards Bollywood’s rose-tinted lenses in a quest to face the truth.

Will Zoon the film ever be released? A powerful mingling of real and reel, past and present, played out against the violence and volatility of Kashmir.

Product Details

Title: Zoon
Author: Selina Sen
Publisher: Westland Publications
ISBN: 9789386224217
SKU: BK0384607
EAN: 9789386224217
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Selina Sen’s articles have been published in most of India’s leading dailies. She has also worked as a scriptwriter for a documentary series on art and was Correspondent for a Hong Kong-based publishing group for more than a decade. She has lived in Kashmir for three years and travelled extensively in the Valley, both before the insurgency as a student and during it while researching Zoon. Her first book, A Mirror Greens in Spring, was translated into several European languages and the French version shortlisted for the Prix du Premier Roman. She is working on her third novel, set in Kolkata, in and around the lane where her ancestral house still stands. Sen lives in New Delhi with her son and a Lhasa Apso who imagines he is a lion.

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