Rainsongs of Kotli

Rainsongs of Kotli

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Univ of Toronto Pr
Set in the plains of Punjab, amidst the breathtaking mountain snowmelts and monsoon rainstorms, these beauifully told and haunting stories explore the lives and the longings and memories of the Lohar people of Kotli.

For centuries the Lohars have worked as iron-, silver- and goldsmiths. We meet this place and this people a decade after the tumultuous Partition of India, when millions fled their homes to live elsewhere. Now, so much as changed in the Lohar village, and there is a story and a secret to evry person, every family. A man's wife turns out to be a stranger, and his house is not quite his own, when two strangers appear and dig out their past from its earth; a precocious nine-year-old contemplates the mystery behind an old picture; a child bride must abandon the rag dolls that accompanied her in her wedding palaquin; an itinerant fakir sings of reviving a legenday river ...
Set in the plains of Punjab, amidst the breathtaking mountain snowmelts and monsoon rainstorms, these beauifully told and haunting stories explore the lives and the longings and memories of the Lohar people of Kotli.

For centuries the Lohars have worked as iron-, silver- and goldsmiths. We meet this place and this people a decade after the tumultuous Partition of India, when millions fled their homes to live elsewhere. Now, so much as changed in the Lohar village, and there is a story and a secret to evry person, every family. A man's wife turns out to be a stranger, and his house is not quite his own, when two strangers appear and dig out their past from its earth; a precocious nine-year-old contemplates the mystery behind an old picture; a child bride must abandon the rag dolls that accompanied her in her wedding palaquin; an itinerant fakir sings of reviving a legenday river ...



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Fiction. Asian Studies. Set in the romantic Himalayan valleys, amidst breathtaking mountain snowmelts and the monsoon rainstorms, these beautifully told and haunting stories explore the lives and the longins and memories of the Lohar people of Kotli. Now, so much has changed in the Lohar village, and there is a story and a secret to every person, every family. In one story, a man's wife turns out to be a stranger, and his house is not quite his own, when two strangers appear and dig out their past from its earth; in another, a boy contemplates the mystery behind an old picture. Tariq Malik was born and raised in Pakistan, and lives in Vancouver.

Publisher: Toronto : TSAR, c2004
ISBN: 9781894770156
1894770153
Branch Call Number: FIC MAL
Characteristics: 205 p. ;,22 cm.

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