02 September, 2021

#CoverReveal :: Lahore (The Partition Trilogy #1) by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar #HistoricalFiction @HarperCollinsIN


In the months leading up to independence, in Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabhbhai Patel are engaged in deliberations with British Viceroy Dickie Mountbatten over the fate of the country. In Lahore, Sepoy Malik returns home from the Great War hoping to win his sweetheart Tara’s hand in marriage, only to find divide-and-rule holding sway, and love, friendships and familial bonds being tested.

Set in parallel threads across these two cities, Lahore is a behind-the-scenes look into the negotiations and the political skullduggery that gave India its freedom, the price for which was batwara. As the men make the decisions and wield the swords, the women bear the brunt of the carnage that tears through India in the sticky hot months of its cruellest summer ever.

Backed by astute research, The Partition Trilogy captures the frenzy of Indian
independence, the Partition and the accession of the states, and takes readers back to a time of great upheaval and churn.

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‘Lahore is breathtaking in scope, painful yet gentle to the touch.’
– Taslima Nasreen, author of Lajja and Shameless

‘Vivid and atmospheric.’
– Aanchal Malhotra, author of Remnants of a Separation

'Current, relevant and important. This is a voice which makes you question, rethink and reimagine the past as the future and the future as the past.'
– Sabyn Javeri, author of Hijabistan

'Deftly weaves the big strands of history with the finer threads
of human feeling.’
– Manu S. Pillai, author of The Ivory Throne: Chronicles of the House of Travancore

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