Pigeons of the Domes: Stories on Communalism

By: Rakhshanda Jalil (Ed. & Intro.)

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Pigeons of the Dome: Stories on Communalism is a collection of short stories depicting the various hues and shades of the demon of communalism that lurks within Indian society.A word that crops up repeatedly in the stories included here is fasaad in Urdu and danga in Hindi; translated as ‘riot’ in English, it has an entirely and peculiarly Indian connotation. When used in India, a riot is more often than not a clash between two communities and is a word loaded with communal intent unlike the original English usage whereby the word, free of any sociological baggage, merely refers to unruly or disorderly conduct by a group of people.Using the analogy of the beasts, exploring the situation in large cities and in small hamlets, the authors and translators bring to the fore the lurking danger that threatens the secular fabric of the country. An excellent collection that makes the reader pause and analyse.Printed Pages: 283.

Title: Pigeons of the Domes: Stories on Communalism

Author Name: Rakhshanda Jalil (Ed. & Intro.)

Categories: India, Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Niyogi Books: 2015

ISBN: 9789385285097

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 14 x 22 Cm

Seller ID: 103608

Keywords: Pigeons of the Domes: Stories on Communalism Rakhshanda Jalil (Ed. & Intro.)