About the Book :
Aftab, a young Kashmiri boy, leads a double life. By day, he is a normal, bubbly teenager whose prime concerns are cricket, family and friends. The night holds the secrets of the life of a child who sneaks away to confabulate with Akram and his fledgling group of tearaway terrorists. Akram-so handsome, so exciting. But what Aftab doesn’t realise-so dangerous. Aftab is in complete awe of Akram and is willing to follow him to the end of the earth. And Akram is more than willing to send him there.
Though set against the militancy in Kashmir, this novel could belong anywhere in today’s world where violence is just a breath away. A brave story, never told in so raw a form, this is ‘reality fiction’ at its most real. No Guns at My Son’s Funeral is a book for teenagers-and for adults of all ages-who live in a world where ‘cops and robbers’ is not fun anymore, but a deadly game.
About the Author :
Paro Anand runs a programme, Literature in Action, in Delhi and in various places outside, including Kashmir. She is a performance storyteller and an actress. She works with children and has helped them make the world’s longest newspaper in eleven languages in sixteen different states in India in the year 2000. She has been awarded for her contribution to literature.