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Regret Deeply moving Ikramullah's two novellas skilfully evoke the long shadow cast by the violence of Partition 'Regret' brilliantly recreates a childhood shattered by the Partition of India in 1947 And 'Out of Sight' recounts the story of Ismail who narrowly escaped the carnage of 1947 in his youth

  • 264 pages
  • Regret
  • Mohammed Ikramullah
  • English
  • 04 June 2015
  • 9780143423126

About the Author: Mohammed Ikramullah

Mohammad Ikramullah KCMG hon CIE 1903 1963 was a prominent figure in the administration of Pakistan at the time of independence As a member of the provisional government of Pakistan before the independence he was Secretary and Advisor at the Ministries of Commerce Information and Broadcasting Commonwealth Relations and Foreign Affairs He was also a member of Muslim League partition co

1 thoughts on “Regret

  1. says:

    Not having read any fiction around Partition from the 'other' side of the border besides Manto I was intrigued by this book when I read the blurb at the library A set of two novellas Regret and Out Of Sight Ikramullah powerfully recreates the memories of childhood as well as the fears of adults in Partition time undivided IndiaOf the two novellas Regret is the beautifully written one bringing alive the heat dust and laziness of an ordinary childhood in Amritsar of the 1940s but one that is fated to go through extraordinarily traumatic times Out Of Sight is polemical with the characters taking various ideological stances as a conseuence they feel less real than the ones in Regret Nonetheless it is an important book that shows how Pakistan has managed to recreate the hatred of pre Partition India even within the Islamic paradise that was to be created by recreating that hatred among various Islamic sectsI am glad I came across this book and author

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