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Jihad in My Saffron Garden

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'Undoubtedly, My Saffron Garden was a playground for Farishtey and Djinns. The tiny flora in the lush meadow tiptoed upwards as lithe as ballet dancers while they hobnobbed with the tinted winged butterflies'.......... Year 1988, the two Superpowers of the world, U.S.A. and U.S.S.R., embroiled in their cold war. Each vying to outdo the other in its quest for terrain, a ter ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published by Prabhat Prakashan
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Madhulika Liddle
Feb 17, 2017 rated it liked it
In present-day Delhi, Roshina Kapoor is summoned by her son Zohaib, a medical intern, to join him in Srinagar. The trip back to the land of her childhood and youth revives memories of growing up in Kashmir as a kafir, a heathen in the eyes of the Muslims. Roshina remembers, too, Heena Qazmi, the Muslim girl who was not just her best friend but also Roshina’s blood sister, a girl who—when she inherited a patch of saffron garden in Sopore—gifted half of it to Roshina.

And Roshina remembers Heena’s
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Biju P.R.
It was a book i read for my book Lovescape. Yes it is a good book to know more about Jihad. It was useful for my chapter on love jhad. I have a chapter on that theme. It gave me lots f information regarding Jihad. it gives you in detail ideas about jihad and its various connotations in different context. thsoe who wanted to research on this aspect of terror in a global scale, please go through it, i used it for defining jihad in my chapter love jihad.
Arvind Passey
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kashmiriyat – review of ‘Jihad in my saffron garden’

Kashmiriyat which is about ‘true respect, of all people, of all religions’ existed and thrived much before militancy made its dramatically violent entry. Those were times when everyone, including Roshina Kapoor or Rosha Jaan to Aafaq Quzmi believed that ‘butterflies hover above us, and the birds flap their wings merrily. We have all been etched from a common divinity.’ Jihad in My Saffron Garden written by Dr Roxy Arora partly belongs to times
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Rubina
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Idealism...
Fanatics or not, this is one ideology which grips the mind of a particular section of the society. But I don't think that our dear author is also bereft of idealism. Her Kashmiriyat is a dream too. Her reasoning as to what exactly happened to Heena and who was responsible for it and why might be questioned by many. I, for one, want to believe that what Roxy says is true. For the other alternative would shake the very core of my humanity.

Regarding Rosha Jaan...
There is such a lyricism
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Prerna Singla
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jihad in my saffron garden is a story with a multidisciplinary approach towards various important causes relating to society as well as humanity. In a little package of 200 pages, Roxy Arora cleverly covers a gripping story with more than a single theme to it. It is a story about a girl and a boy coming from families of two different religions, falling in love with each other and facing the repercussions of the same. The plot starts with Roshina, the star of the story, travelling back to her hom ...more
Inderjit
Dec 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Romantic Thriller promoting a message of global peace:
"Jihad in my Saffron Garden" by Roxy Arora is a well-crafted novel with two very engaging main characters set in the conflicting era,-the story of Jihad in my Saffron Garden represents a well described romance narrative between a Hindu girl Roshina Kapoor and a Muslim boy Aafaq Qazmi whose families are close to each other and share a good relationship.

This is one of those rarest books that take the reader on a journey that unfolds the trut
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