So excited to have those two books from the bookfair held in my college! The fair was EXCELLENT! Because its just SO cool to be surrounded by numerous books in all variety. From literature to poetry, to drama and novels, research books and guides, politics and religion, ALL that you could LOVE!
Im going to write about them later when I read them because I just can’t find much time and there are still packed new in my drawer! I am having a tough schedule these days so I haven’t started them as yet. But I am sure they are going to be VERY interesting 🙂
Okay, so the first book is English, the other in Urdu. The first is Honeymoon in Purdah and the other one is Qasam uss Waqt ki. Honeymoon in Purdah is a travelogue; a beautifully written Iranian journey, by Alison Wearing. This is its review by Amazon.com and Goodreads.com :
With a love of travel, Alison Wearing invites us to journey with her to Iran–a country that few Westerners have a chance to see. Traveling with a male friend, in the guise of a couple on their honeymoon, Wearing set out on her own at every available opportunity. She went looking for what lay beneath the media’s representation of Iran and found a country made up of welcoming, curious, warmhearted, ambitious men and women. With humor and compassion, Wearing gives Iranians the chance to wander beyond headlines and stereotypes, and in doing so, reveals the poetry of their lives–those whose lives extend beyond Western news stories of kidnapping, terrorism, veiled women, and Islamic fundamentalism.
So far, so good. I really wonder if I would ever travel to MY most favorite places and earn memories of such kind hosts. Iranians, beside all what the media brings, are very nice people and that is exactly what the novel portrays. <read reviews here>
‘Qasam uss Waqt ki’ is by Abu Yahya and this story is the second part of ‘Jab Zindagi Shuru Hogi’. Thats a great book too, very well-described. Very interesting. Very grasping. It’s a book about the life hereafter- the life after life.
Other books that I jotted the names of but didn’t buy are:
- Indian Controversies. by Arun Shourie
- Escape from Oblivion. by Ikram Sehgal
One of these is Indian, and the other Pakistani. They both looked quite interesting and I am going to fetch them later!
So there- what’s your favorite book?