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Basti

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SKU 9781590175828

translated by Frances W. Pritchett

Basti is a beautifully written reckoning with the tragic history of Pakistan. Basti means settlement, a common place, and Intizar Husain's extraordinary novel begins with a mythic, even mystic, vision of harmony between old and young, man and woman, Muslim and Hindu. Then Zakir, the hero, wakes to the modern world. Crowds gather. Slogans echo. Cities burn. Whether hunkered down with family or furtively meeting to exchange news with friends in cafés, Zakir is alone in a country lost to the politics of loneliness.

Paperback: 272 pages
Product Dimensions: 128 x 202 mm
ISBN: 9781590175828

Published by New York Review of Books