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Legendary Gulzar brings back memories of Partition in his gripping new book

The Partition of 1947 has influenced the works of an entire generation of writers, and continues to do so. Legendary writer, poet and film-maker Gulzar witnessed the horrors of Partition first-hand and it is a theme that he has gone back to again and again in his writings.

Footprints on Zero Line brings together a collection of his  nest writings – fiction, non-fiction and poems – on the subject.

What sets it apart from other writings on Partition is that Gulzar’s unerring eye does not stop at the events of 1947 but looks at how they continue to affect our lives to this day.

Translated by well known critic and writer Rakhshanda Jalil, this compilation, published by HarperCollins India, marks 70 years of India’s Independence. The book brings together a collection of his finest writings — fiction, non-fiction and poems – on the subject.

Wonderfully rendered in English by well-known author and acclaimed translator Rakhshanda Jalil, this compilation marks seventy years of India’s Independence.

It is not only a brilliant collection on a cataclysmic event in the history of our nation by one of our _nest contemporary writers, it is also a timely reminder that those who forget the errors of the past are doomed to repeat them.

 

Long are the sagas of borders

The words of brothers hurt

They speak with bullets now

 

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