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Encounters [Paperback]

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The friendship of two youngmen in a small town in Uttar Pradesh falls victim to political unrest in this novel set in the 1990s. The story is told by Rahman after the death ofhis childhood companion, Saleem, in an altercationwith the police. Sorting through his memories of their years growing up, Rahman attempts to make sense of the way politicians turn the law into a tool to divide peopleand wonders whether he should followhis frienddown the often violentroad to radicalism.

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Pages   280
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.6" Width: 5" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 28, 2006
Publisher   India Research Press
ISBN  818386029X  
ISBN13  9788183860291  

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > General
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > General
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Violence in Society

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Truth hurts over and over  Jun 6, 2008
Simple journal writing from the mind of a hurt young man. Victim of his own being in a country he doesn't belong to. Maybe sounds a bit extreme, but in reality this is the just the story of one person suffering from the ignorance of masses.

Leaves one feeling uncomfortable... a touching insight into a world I'll never experience.
A very close encounter of fiction and reality  Jun 1, 2007
Encounters is a good insight into the religious undercurrents that are rampant in the Indian society. The economic euphoria of India aside, we need to look at the social issues that might/will de-stabalize India's success roadmap if they are not checked. This book provides a window into that ugly truth.
A sad story narrated with a gripping intensity  Jan 31, 2007
I thought this was an unnecessary tragedy at first. However, the author speaks of things that we Indians don't want to talk about, and the way the book ended was the only way it could. We are so wrapped in global accolades that the fact that brothers are a hungering for each others blood is too often ignored. This is a very emotional and raw narrative. Keep a few hours aside for reading this because you will not be able to put it down.

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