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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  119 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Sifts through the testimony of casualties from the killing fields of injustice at home and abroad, ranging from Kurukshetra to Kargil, Hiroshima to Bosnia.
Paperback, 1st, 384 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Penguin Books (first published 2000)
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Deepankar Rawat
I recommend this book for all Hindi speaking people. This book contains the essence of what the current world is suffering from. Breaking of masses, countries, just on the basis of religion is not good. In a very humorous but insightful way, the author asks very subtle question of When will this maniac aspiration of people to create new Pakistans stop? When will we understand the quote that we are listening to from our childhood.... "United we stand, divided we fall!"
Ankit Pandey
बेहतरीन उपनयास । जवलंत परशनो के उततर ढूढने की कोशिश की है , तरक तो बेमिसाल है । ...more
Rishi Katiyar
“कमलेशवर का ये उपनयास मानवता के दरवाज़े पर इतिहास और समय की एक दसतक है .....इस उममीद के साथ कि भारत ही नही ,दुनिया भर में एक के बाद दुसरे पाकिसतान बनाने की लहू से लथपथ यह परंपरा अब खतम हो.....”(पृषठ कवर पे दिया गया विवरण).

कुछ दिन पहले एक मलयालम फिलम देख रहा था...’मरियान’,जिसमे हीरो को कुछ कबीले बंधक बना लेते हैं.रोज जीने के लिए संघरष करने वाले जिन कबीलों के पास खाने और रहने का भी ठिकाना नही है उनके हाथों में बाजारवाद ने बंदूके और मिसाइलें थमा दी हैं.नाइजीरिया,युगांडा,रवांडा,तिमोर और ऐसे ही अनेकों
Nandini Goel
Amazing Book by Kamleshwar!
Teaches us about the pressures endured by people during rivalries upon a piece of land.
And how partitions lead only to destruction and chaos.

Lets stop all wars not just between hindus and muslims but also upon all other issues.
Nandini Goel
Ilene Kamsler
I wish the author had preferenced the story with background information.
Anshu Raj Singh
This book of Kamleshwar is not for every reader of Hindi books.A third of the words used in the book are Urdu words.If someone is not proficient in Urdu then its quite difficult for him to read this book.Moreover a lot of contradictory historical facts have been debated in the book and if a reader doesn't have good idea of history then he can't comprehend the book easily.

But,in spite of all these inherent problems,the book is very good.Through the court of 'Adeeb',the author shows how the concep
The book traces the violence the mankind is witnessing in this globalised era. A philosophical book on contemporary violence.
Anand Prabhakar
I guess the rating reflects what I think... I was transported to the court of Adeeb and felt like filing my own complaint against the problems that I face in this Multi-Religious/ethinicity/cultural world, where one has to deal with life rather than live it. Mid way through the novel I also felt I should have written something like this or I should write something but that is not possible. At least not in the near future because if I attempt I cabn't get "Kamleshwar" or his Adeeb out of my mind ...more
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Kamleshwar (कमलेशवर) was a prominent 20th-century Hindi writer, and scriptwriter for Hindi cinema and television. Among his most well- known work are the films Aandhi, Mausam, Chhoti Si Baat and Rang Birangi. He was awarded the 2003 Sahitya Akademi Award for his cult Hindi novel Kitne Pakistan (translated in English as Partitions), and also the Padma Bhushan in 2005. ...more
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