Category: Books Reviewed By Ira
Lunatic in my Head, Anjum Hasan’s first novel, is one of the few Indian English novels Ihave read in recent times genuinely worth reading. It is not marked by cliché, it is unmarred by grammatical errors[ A deeply serious problem in the genre, I assure you and, most important, it displays a real sensibility: a sensibility of the interior worlds of people.
Broken Verses, Kamila Shamsie, Bloomsbury, Penguin India, 2005, p.352, (Review appeared in The Hindu )
“KAMILA SHAMSIE’S fourth novel, Broken Verses, is a prolonged meditation on the nature of loss. The novel is the story of Aasmaani Inqualab, whose quest it is to discover what happened to her mother 14 years prior to the events described in the book.”