A Time of Madness: A Memoir of Partition By Salman Rashid
A Time of Madness: A Memoir of Partition By Salman Rashid is the real story of a common man named Salman Rashid who left his home with his family at the time of partition of India and Pakistan. Now he came back to know his roots. You can have a look at its summary from below before having its full version as pdf.
Brief of The book A Time of Madness: A Memoir of Partition
During the chaos of partition in 1947, something terrible happened in the city of Jalandhar in Punjab. As a result of this, Salman Rashid’s family fled Jalandhar for Pakistan, the newly created country across the border. They were among the nearly two million people uprooted from their homes in the greatest transmigration in history.
Besides those who fled, other members of the family became part of a grimmer statistic. They featured among the more than one million unfortunate souls who paid with their lives for the division of India and creation of Pakistan.
After living in the shadow of his family’s tragedy for decades, in 2008. Rashid made the journey back to his ancestral village to uncover the truth. A Time of Madness: A Memoir of Partition tells the story of what he discovered with great poignancy and grace. It is a tale of unspeakable brutality but it is also a testament to the uniquely human traits of forgiveness, redemption and the resilience of the human spirit.
About the Author
Salman Rashid is Pakistan’s most widely traveled travel writer with few places in the country that do not carry his footprint. Acclaimed as ‘the most erudite travel writer of the country’.
He is the author of eight books that include anthologies of his newspaper articles. This book is the outcome of nearly a quarter century of the Deosai romance over several visits to the plateau.
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