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A beautiful lie by Irfan Master
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A beautiful lie (edition 2012)

by Irfan Master

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Title:A beautiful lie
Authors:Irfan Master
Info:Chicago : Albert Whitman, 2012.
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Tags:Pakistan, history, fathers and sons, terminally ill

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Bilal’s father is dying, and he doesn’t want his father to know the problems being faced by his beloved India. Partition is coming, but Bilal hopes if his father is kept ignorant of the news, he will die peacefully and not from a broken heart. He plans to lie about what is going on in the village and the world to make sure this happens.

Read the rest of my review at: http://shouldireaditornot.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/a-beautiful-lie-irfan-master/ ( )
  ShouldIReadIt | Sep 26, 2014 |
Set in India in 1947 at the time of Partition. Although the backdrop is this key event in Indian history, the novel touches on the importance of tolerance, love and family, as Bilal goes to extreme lengths to hide the political situation from his dying father. At times violent, exciting and thought provoking. ( )
  storyLines | Jan 5, 2014 |
An incredibly powerful, heartbreaking story set in India in 1947 in the days leading up to the partition of the country. Thirteen-year-old Bilal goes to elaborate lengths to keep his dying father from hearing the news about the imminent division of his beloved Mother India. Particularly poignant is the depiction of the unraveling social fabric as tensions between Hindus and Muslims escalate into open hostilities. An exceptional historical novel. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
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For Ahmed Bhura, thankyou for your stories & Gulam M Master, we miss you still.
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An extraordinarily rich debut novel, set in India in 1947 at the time of Partition. Although the backdrop is this key event in Indian history, the novel is even more far-reaching, touching on the importance of tolerance, love and family.

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