This Is Not That Dawn

Jhootha Sach is arguably the most outstanding piece of Hindi literature written about the Partiton Reviving life in Lahore as it was before 1947, the book opens on a nostalgic note, with vivid descriptions of the people that lived in the city s streets and lanes like Bhola Pandhe Ki Gali Tara, who wanted an education above marriage Puri, whose ideology and principles ofJhootha Sach is arguably the most outstanding piece of Hindi literature written about the Partiton Reviving life in Lahore as it was before 1947, the book opens on a nostalgic note, with vivid descriptions of the people that lived in the city s streets and lanes like Bhola Pandhe Ki Gali Tara, who wanted an education above marriage Puri, whose ideology and principles often came in the way of his impoverished circumstances Asad, who was ready to sacrifice his love for the sake of communal harmony Their lives and those of other memorable characters are forever altered as the carnage that ensues on the eve of Independence shatters the beauty and peace of the land, killing millions of Hindus and Muslims, and forcing others to leave their homes forever.
This Is Not That Dawn Jhootha Sach is arguably the most outstanding piece of Hindi literature written about the Partiton Reviving life in Lahore as it was before the book opens on a nostalgic note with vivid descrip

  • Title: This Is Not That Dawn
  • Author: Yashpal Anand
  • ISBN: 9780143103134
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “This Is Not That Dawn”

    1. One of the best books I've ever read. A sprawling, majestic story that skillfully combines the horrific and giant events of the partition of India with the minutiae of the lives and family dramas of its main characters - Tara and Jaidev Puri (sister and brother), and Kanak. The epic - and it is no less than an epic - touches on all things that make up Indian culture: the obligations of wives and husbands, the treatment of women, the relationship between parents and children, communal harmony and [...]

    2. One of the best books I've read, may deserve to be called the War and Peace of Hindi Literature (but I'd have to read War and Peace). Long but doesn't drag on at all. Plays with the reader's expectation of who the protagonist is and whose judgement is worth listening to.Has a cast of characters sometimes hard to keep track of, but who are nonetheless all fully realized individuals.Lastly, proves Salman Rushdie quite wrong.* As well, I'd say that This Is Not That Dawn/Jhoota Sach is better than M [...]

    3. A good story on partitionThis novel is very interesting in describing the period before and immediately after partition. Situation in Lahore and elsewhere has been described with graphic clarity. However, events a few years after partition appear to be rather superficial.

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