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Lahore (The Partition Trilogy)

Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
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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, as rumours of Partition make the rounds, divide-and-rule has come to hold sway, with the populace at each other's necks. Set in parallel threads in Lahore and Delhi, Lahore is a behind-the-scenes look into the negotiations and the political skullduggery that gave India its freedom, paying the price with batwara. As the men make the decisions and wield the swords, the women bear the brunt of the carnage that tests kinship and loyalty in the sticky hot months of India's cruellest summer ever.