Munnu: A Boy From Kashmir

by Malik Sajad

Hardcover, 2015

Status

Available

Call number

MON.MSA

Publication

Fourth Estate (2015), 352 pages

Description

Seven-year-old Munnu is growing up in Indian-administered Kashmir. Life revolves around his family: Mama, Papa, sister Shahnaz, brothers Adil and Akhtar and, his favourite, older brother Bilal. It also revolves around Munnu's two favorite things; sugar and drawing. But Munnu's is a childhood experienced against the backdrop of conflict. Bilal's classmates are crossing over into the Pakistan-administered portion of Kashmir to be trained to resist the 'occupation'; Papa and Bilal are regularly taken by the military to identification parades where informers will point out 'terrorists'; Munnu's school is closed; close neighbors are killed and the homes of Kashmiri Hindu families lie abandoned, as once close, mixed communities have ruptured under the pressure of Kashmir's divisions.… (more)

Physical description

352 p.; 9.45 inches

Language

Original language

English

ISBN

9780007513635
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