Genre: Novel, Pages: 216, binding: paperback
In 1947, India was partitioned, and this saw Communal Violence, Unbelievable Cruelty, and Ethnic Cleansing never witnessed before. It also brought out the highest form of courage, and the zenith of human endurance. Even after almost 70 years, the effect reverberates in the sub-continent, and will sadly do so for many years to come. The only hope is a confederation of the two countries most affected, India and Pakistan. This book brings out in vivid colors the pathos and glory of the intervening events from the Partition to the present, intermingled with the fictional story of three families, living at Lahore, before the partition, and who lived through these turbulent times in India as well as Pakistan. The events, wars and conflicts are historically true, and the political leaders involved have been portrayed with understanding. This book is to revive the memories of those who lived through these unforgettable moments, and to keep a testimony for their children. This is also meant to present to posterity the dream of a confederation in the Indian subcontinent.