Agnipariksha: An Ordeal Remembered

Agnipariksha: An Ordeal Remembered

  • Author: Hamid Kureshi
  • Publisher: Orient Blackswan
  • ISBN: 9789352871964
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In this matter-of-fact, restrained, yet poignant first-person account, Kureshi provides the landscape of a violence-ridden city, as also a glimpse into the many lives associated with the Gandhi ashram. In an atmosphere of terrible fear and uncertainty, he recounts how his family struggles for self-preservation were buoyed by the constant welding presence, concern and affection of Hindu friends and neighbours, and the ashram community. This memoir is an Assertion of human kindness, friendship and dignity amidst mortal danger, hatred and fear; and Kureshi’s narration, untouched by bitterness or resentment, leaves the reader moved.Agnipariksha is a valuable addition to Gujarati literature and a welcome companion to Gandhi and peace studies. This translation by Rita kothari”a reputed cultural historian, author and translator”makes a rare document of a period, a city and inter-faith relationships accessible to a wider readership for the first time.agnipariksha is a valuable addition to Gujarati literature and a welcome companion to Gandhi and peace studies. This translation by Rita kothari”a reputed cultural historian, author and translator”makes a rare document of a period, a city and inter-faith relationships accessible to a wider readership for the first time.


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