In Times of Siege

By: Githa Hariharan

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New Delhi, in the year 2000. Staff meetings, lesson modules, a half-hearted little affair with a colleague—this is the bland but comfortable life of Shiv Murthy, a history teacher in an open university. But disruption and change are on their way—an outspoken young woman with a broken knee comes into his life and turns it upside-down; then Hindu zealots attack his writings on Basava, the reformer-poet. With fundamentalism landing on his own doorstep, Shiv discovers that the ideas he has inherited—about history, nations and patriots—are shrinking day by day. And the time of siege is not exclusively Indian; prejudice speaks different languages but has the same destructive message: `Only trust those of your kind.' With love, lust and a perverted nationalism at his heels, Shiv is forced to confront the demands of his times and choose a direction for the future. But first, he must come to terms with his own incomplete past, his fears, and his obsession with a woman who will give him the strength he seeks. Printed Pages: 224.

Title: In Times of Siege

Author Name: Githa Hariharan

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 2004

ISBN: 0143032429

ISBN 13: 9780143032427

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 13.5 Cms x 21 Cms

Seller ID: 004671

Keywords: Githa Hariharan Indian Fiction