A burning

A burning
Majumdar, Megha
  • Item Type: Book - XX(1766728.2)
  • Published: 2020
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Description

A girl walks through the slums of Kolkata holding an armful of books. She returns home smelling of smoke, and checks her most prized possession: a brand-new smartphone, purchased in instalments. On Facebook, there is only one conversation. #KolabaganTrainAttack On the small, glowing screen, she types a dangerous thing... 'If the police didn't help ordinary people like you and me, if the police watched them die, doesn't that mean that the government is also a terrorist?' Set in contemporary India, A Burning is the story of three unforgettable characters, all dreaming of a better future, whose lives are changed for ever when they become caught up in the devastating aftermath of a terrorist attack. Jivan - a poor, young, Muslim girl, who dreams of going to college - faces a possible death sentence after being accused of collaborating with the terrorists. Lovely - an exuberant hijra who longs to be a Bollywood star - holds the alibi that can set Jivan free, but telling the truth will cost her everything she holds dear. PT Sir - an opportunistic gym teacher who once taught Jivan - becomes involved with Hindu nationalist politics and his own ascent is soon inextricably linked to Jivan's fall.

Related Subjects

Muslim women--India--Fiction.
Railroad accidents--India--Fiction.
Terrorism--India--Fiction.
Social media--Fiction.
Terrorism--Fiction.
Corruption--Fiction.
Social classes--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9781471190278 (paperback)

ISBN:

1471190277 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Majumdar, Megha,

Title:

A burning / Megha Majumdar.

Publication Info:

London : Scribner, 2020.

Publication Info:

©2020

Physical description:

293 pages ; 22 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Muslim women--India--Fiction.

Subject term:

Railroad accidents--India--Fiction.

Subject term:

Terrorism--India--Fiction.

Subject term:

Social media--Fiction.

Subject term:

Terrorism--Fiction.

Subject term:

Corruption--Fiction.

Subject term:

Social classes--Fiction.

Geographic term:

India--Social life and customs--Fiction.

Geographic term:

India--Politics and government--Fiction.

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