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It’s the nineties and Kashmir is in turmoil. The tourism industry has taken a big hit and the youth are disillusioned, with no jobs or hopes for the future. In this climate, Malla Khaliq waits day after day for guests to arrive at his three beloved houseboats – Gul, Gulshan and Gulfam – on the Dal Lake and struggles to keep his three sons together. While Noor Mohammed love ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published July 5th 2017 by Harper Perennial
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Mehreen Shaikh
Sep 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Perhaps the most noted work in Kashmiri literature, I do feel there is room for improvement in the english translation. Still, nothing takes away from the emotions of the story.
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Another disappointing book. Wasted my time. Futile attempt at writing on Kashmir. Given Kashmir's profundities of rich literature, language, culture, arts, crafts, textiles, music and magnificence, this level of underwhelming portrayal of the valley is unforgivable. Such an irresponsible delivery of a story. I can't understand why this title is so over hyped?
The story was going in circles to no end and bored me to tears. There was no proper plot. Yes, there were only a few parts of squabbles am
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Lata
Jan 21, 2018 rated it liked it
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For those who have seen the TV Serial by the same name, will love the book. It is the same story. The story revolves around Malla Khaliq, his family and his three houseboats. The book explores the way of life of the people living on the Dal Lake who depend on their houseboats for their livelihood. It is the changes in Kashmir which is beyond everyone's control which gets the family through multiple difficulties. The writing is good initially and and the end. In between, it gets a bit monotonous ...more
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A good book to read to understand importance of family n homeland.
It shows that how elders suffer and make efforts to keep everyone together.And also
A good portrait of Dal Lake beauty.
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