A Novel

eBook - 2013
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"On November 1st 1984, a day after the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, a nineteen-year-old student travels back from a class trip with his mentor and chemistry teacher, Professor Singh. As the group disembark at Delhi station a mob surrounds the professor, throws a tire over him, douses him in gasoline and sets him alight.Years later the student, Raj, is compelled to find his professor's widow, the beautiful Nelly. As the two walk through the misty mountains of Shimla, Nelly comes up against a nation in denial, Raj faces the truth about his father's role in the Sikh massacre and they both find the path leads back to the train station. Jaspreet Singh crafts an affecting and important story of a largely untouched moment in Indian memory"--
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury USA,, 2013.
ISBN: 9781408833865
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Feb 15, 2014

This is a novel about the unresolved past of the massacre of Sikhs in India in 1984 following the assassination of Ghandi. The author, himself a research scientist, uses scientific metaphors and images throughout to tell his winding story about the effect of the political on the personal. Recommended.

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