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The Half Mother A Novel

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Hers but also in every phase Of Their Lives A Deeply their lives A deeply novel that makes your heart weep Amazing written story I don t remember the last time I cried like this after reading any book Perhaps being a Kashmiri I could relate The Author has depicted the story in a way it needs to be told He has combined and fictionalised different stories Hats off Amazing work Shahnaz Bashir Heart breaking story about the anguish and sheer pain experienced by most of the mothers of the splendid valley in the true form Portraying the kind of traumas affliction and sufferings that majority of Kashmiris have been facing till now at the hands of grossly immoral and barbaric Indian forces A story so melancholic and a writing so accomplished Unbelievable debut novel from Shahnaz Bashir The feeling was almost like reading Ondaatje The Half Mother is a soulful cry of a tortured humiliated and battered populace The coldness of terror can be felt in bones and the helplessness of a mother echoes throughout the storyA must read for those who value liberty and an eye opener for those who don t Despite being fiction The half mother could very well be a tale of fiction The half mother could very well be a tale of of the numerous victims of war in Kashmir With the compassionate realism and purity of narration this novel reveals the other face of Kashmir The gly one The one that no body wants to see or write about or talk about in their filmsy talk shows and news hours After you finish the last page you find yourself still deep inside the novel You can still hear the breathless breathing of Haleema Hats off to Shahnaz Bashir for such beautiful and hauntingly wonderful work This is the power of writing fiction that wewriters authors cannot write by or about Kashmir in
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non fiction Author has brilliantly pen down the emotions of Haleema a mother whose son is missing It is not only the story Of Haleema but of the whole Kashmir valley where mother waits for his missing son wife for her missing husband sister for her brother son or daughter for his father and father. Y to disappear into the void of Kashmir's missing people The Half Mother is the story of Haleema a mother and a daughter yesterday a 'half mother' and an orphan today tormented by not knowing whether Imran is dead or alive torn apart by her own lonely existence Wh. This book is awesome I
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it It the story of a single mother for his son who has been captured by security forces in mid 1990 story of a single mother for his son who has been captured by security forces in mid 1990 in kashmir The rise of militancy and the eventual war destroyed many lives and desecrated many homes in the valley The gut wrenching incidents that happened during that time can be found in many other accounts The author captures one such household during that period He captures the gloomy atmosphere that loomed over the valley very well But he tries that with the help of few characters so naturally the story goes from Since common people only get to hear the media version of Kashmir the story from only one side Shahnaz Bashir in his The half mother makes a bold effort to present the story of the other side His attempt is a daring feat because being a male he takes the task of portraying and narrating the story and emotions of a woman The Half Mother is a powerful account of what a mother feels and goes through when her child is taken away from her infront of her eyesThis is the main theme around which the entire narrative revolves There are other minor themes and issues that the author attempts to raise here These are the position of women loss mistaken identity relationships love family political manipulation subjugation of common manThe power of Bashir is such that this idea of half resonates throughout the text and gives jolts to the reader Resultant of this the reader is helplessly sympathetic towards the protagonist Haleema but at the same time is in awe of her powerful transformation from a mute voiceless crying mother to becoming the leader of the Association of Relatives of the Disappeared PersonsThe two most important men in her life her life her father Ab Jaan and Imran also emerge as lively and realistic characters They both meet their tragic fates which infuses pathos in Bashir s writing Bashir s debut with this powerful and daring writing successfully gives voice to the women who suffer the most especially mothers They remain half not just as mot. The night is tired now the old moon hanging in the dark sky is tired too It is the 1990s and Kashmir's long war has begun to claim its first victims Among them are Ghulam Rasool Joo Haleema's father and her teenage son Imran who is picked p by the authorities onl.
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For his son The haunting story of every house here in kashmir The book is full of emotions A heart wrenching novel Shahnaz Bashir at his best What can you do in a place where you can get killed like a stray cat or dog and be thrown away to rot in the wild Its Kashmir the Paradise Earth Paradise Indeed God know that a mother need fortitude and courage and tolerance and flexibility Paradise on Earth Paradise Indeed God know that a mother need fortitude and courage and tolerance and flexibility patience and firmness and nearly every other brave aspect of the human soul Phyllis McGinleyShahnaz Bashir an India author has penned a tragic story about a mother s love in his book The Half Mother A Novel where the author weaves the story of a Kashmiri mother looking for her son who has been arrested by the army in a raid following an attack by the militants in their locality Thus begins the journey of a desperate mother looking for her son from one army camp to another to one minster s home to another police station to finally approaching the media but with time her health deteriorates and it seems no one is aware that a boy is missingSynopsis The night is tired now the old moon hanging in the dark sky is tired too It is the 1990s and Kashmir s long war has begun to claim its first victims Among them are Ghulam Rasool Joo Haleema s father and her teenage son Imran who is picked p by the authorities only to disappear into the void of Kashmir s missing people The Half Mother is the story of Haleema a mother and a daughter yesterday a half mother and an orphan today tormented by not knowing whether Imran is dead or alive torn apart by her own lonely existence While she battles for answers and Seeks Out Torture Camps Jails out torture camps jails morgues for any signs of Imran Kashmir burns in a war that will haunt it for years to come Heart wrenching deeply troubling and lyrical The Half Mother marks the debut of a bold new voice from Kashmir Haleema is born into poverty and soon after her loving mother s death she had to it her school and studies and had to marry a medical assistant But it seems Haleema is also born with bad luck as. Ile she battles for answers and seeks out torture camps jails and morgues for any signs of Imran Kashmir burns in a war that will haunt it for years to come Heart wrenching deeply troubling and lyrical The Half Mother marks the debut of a bold new voice from Kashm. .