About the Book :
The year is 2014. Pakistan is now a full-fledged democracy and beginning to reconcile with India. However, there are forces working against this fragile peace. A Pakistani jihadi leader, Yasser Basheer, travels to the Red Corridor and enlists the support of an Indian Naxalite commander. Their plan: to unleash Pralay, Indias experimental intercontinental ballistic missile, on the subcontinent. As the missile changes course en route, it hits Pakistan and causes collateral damage. In response, Pakistan declares war on India. As the web of politics, deceit and treachery deepens, it turns out there are larger interests at stake and bigger players involved in a confrontation that threatens to destabilize the entire subcontinent.
In this gripping thriller, Sami Ahmad Khan explores the consequences of an Indo-Pak war and its devastating effects on South Asia.
About the Author :
Sami Ahmad Khan read Literature at the University of Delhi, before completing his masters degree in the same at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He went on to study his PhD there, obtaining a Fulbright fellowship at the University of Iowa. He has engaged in film production, teaching, theatre and writing. His short stories, plays and articles have been published in magazines and academic journals. This is his first novel.
|Title:||Red Jihad: battle for south asia||Publisher:||Rupa publications|
|Author:||Sami Ahmad Khan|
|No. of Pages:||280|
I am so happy I bought this book. It is...different, in a good way. It takes us to 2014 and how India-Pak relations are going to contour our domestic and international stability. A well researched, lucid, engrossing and amazing thriller. Khan has done a very commendable job of writing on sensitive issues with such impartiality and sensitivity, a very mature treatment from a writer so young. In short, a great thriller, and a must buy!
Disclaimer: This is a High IQ book. If you have a certain understanding of this world, you will love this book. But if you're looking for mushy romance or corporate angst, this is not for you. This is a far cry from the campus romances that are found in every nook and corner. This is one book with actual substance....A War thriller and a political novel that gives you a better perspective on this world. Great storytelling....amazing plot....and so fastpaced that it lives upto the tag of thriller it has! Must Buy!
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