Blood Brothers A Family Saga None

  • Title: Blood Brothers: A Family Saga
  • Author: M.J. Akbar
  • ISBN: 9788174364395
  • Page: 307
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    1. Brilliant book I still remember this one sentence said by the author's grandfather : "East Pakistan has too many muslims" . MJ Akbar is a brilliant author and has a knack of talking about the core issue is a non-confrontational manner while still making complete sense. I wish voices like his were louder and more respected in today's India.

    2. I learnt a lot about how a Muslim in India thinks, through the mind of MJ Akbar as he tells this biograhical tale of a family through three generations. Somewhat disjointed in parts, hobson-jobson periodically, yet it held my attention as it is about my India.

    3. Blood Brothers is M.J. Akbar's amazing story of three generations of a Muslim family and about the fluctuating Hindu-Muslim relations. The story starts with the life of the narrator's grandfather Prayaag, who is saved and adopted by a Muslim family, converts to Islam and takes on the name of Rahmatullah. As he progresses in life, both in age and financially, he experiences many incidents - conversion, circumcision, the arrival of plague and electricity - and meets a fascinating array of characte [...]

    4. Its an autobiographical account of the author starting from his grandfather's time in Bengal. The book is filled with information about various cultures specific to India through Moghul,British,Hindu and Muslim Pakistan eras. The book keeps the interest going but somewhat looses steam after the creation dramas of India and Pakistan. It is a good read for anyone interested in India, and its myriad cultures. I liked the book as it tells a very personal story without getting invovled with changing [...]

    5. I must begin by saying until the very end I did not quite understand why it was on the cover - " Deeply moving Unforgettable" but the last sentence ('Life had begun') brought out all the significance of the book. Blood brothers is basically a book about this small, quiet village 'Telinipara' in Chandernagore and how it lost its peace, none due to its inhabitants. This is the story of how mob violence creeps in, in the face of all resistance. Another valuable addition to the list of writings on P [...]

    6. MJ Akbar just redeemed himself in my bookshelf. A crafty saga covering the nuanced facets of India, Pakistan and Hindu-Muslim relations within them, Blood Brothers will leave a subtle imprint on your conscience and awareness of nationality - given you do reach the last page, which incidentally happens to be my only critique of the book : far too many characters and locations make it a slightly tedious read, despite the utter page-turning-worthiness of its anecdotes, Urdu poetry and mystique dial [...]

    7. A good fiction. Said to be heavily influenced by the life of M. J Akbar himself. I loved the way the spirit of Indian community across Hindu-Muslims is represented. Prayaag, who is saved and adopted by a Muslim family, converts to Islam and takes on the name of Rahmatullah. I was really touched when he says to his mother " your religion is my religion". If you have lived in a country like India, where religious connotations are interpreted and misinterpreted, you will feel the connection.

    8. As expected as a novel written by a journalist, this book is strong on history but weak on story. This book gives a good perspective of communal relations as they evolve from one generation to other.

    9. One word BRILLIANT Akbar has combined humour pathos with history through a biographical narration over 3?generations A must read

    10. Too many characters mid-way of the plot spoiled the otherwise good built-up in the initial chapters. A decent read in the times of poor mediocre stuff circulating in the market.

    11. An absorbing saga of an accomplished author. He is forthright, as he always is, even while delving into how he came into being.

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