River Of Fire by Qurratulain HyderRiver Of Fire by Qurratulain Hyder

River Of Fire

byQurratulain Hyder

Paperback | May 27, 2003

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Now available as a paperback, the most important novel of twentieth-century Urdu fiction. Now available as a New Directions Paperbook, Qurratulain Hyder's River of Fire makes a bid to be recognized in the West as what it has long been acknowledged in the East: the most important novel of twentieth-century Urdu fiction. First published as Aag ka Darya in 1959, River of Fire encompasses the fates of four recurring characters over two and a half millennia: Gautam, Champa, Kamal, and Cyril-Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Christian. In different eras different relations form and reform among the four: romance and war, possession and dispossession. Interweaving parables, legends, dreams, diaries, and letters, Hyder's prose is lyrical and witty. And she argues for a culture that is inclusive: River of Fire is a book that insists on the irrelevance of religion in defining Indian identity.
Title:River Of FireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:428 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.95 inPublished:May 27, 2003Publisher:New DirectionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811215334

ISBN - 13:9780811215336


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"To Urdu fiction what A Hundred Years of Solitude is to Hispanic Literature."