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A Village Divided

Rahi Masoom Reza (Author)
Gillian Wright (Translator)
Penguin India
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Rahi Masoom Rezas honest and controversial novel unfolds during the latter years of the Raj and the first decade of Independence and portrays the rival halves of a zamindar family, their loves, fights and litigations. It attacks the creation of Pakistan and explores the abolition of the Zamindari system and its impact at the village level. This is a semi-autobiographical work set in the authors village of Gangauli, in Ghazipur district on the fringes of Awadh.