Basti

byIntizar HusainTranslated byFrances W. PritchettIntroduction byAsif Farrukhi

Paperback | December 26, 2012

Basti by Intizar Husain
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Basti is a beautifully written reckoning with the tragic history of Pakistan. Basti means settlement, a common place, and Intizar Husain’s extraordinary novel begins with a mythic, even mystic, vision of harmony between old and young, man and woman, Muslim and Hindu. Then Zakir, the hero, wakes to the modern world. Crowds gather. Slogans echo. Cities burn. Whether hunkered down with family or furtively meeting to exchange news with friends in cafés, Zakir is alone in a country lost to the politics of loneliness.
Title:BastiFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:258 pages, 7.99 X 5 X 0.54 inShipping dimensions:258 pages, 7.99 X 5 X 0.54 inPublished:December 26, 2012Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590175824

ISBN - 13:9781590175828

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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