BOOK TITLE: REMNANTS OF A SEPARATION
AUTHOR: ANCHAL MALHOTRA
GENRE: HISTORICAL NON FICTION
First of all I would like to thank the publisher for sending me this book and giving me an opportunity to read a book of such a different genre. I don’t read much of Historical non fictions but this book gave so much idea about my country’s past from a different perspective.
This is not just a book, this is a treasure of memories.
We who are enjoying our lives in the free India know very less about the struggle of freedom moreover the struggle to thrive during partition. This book has real stories which touches heart and bring tears.
This book has a collection of eighteen short incidents, some of them are related to author herself. She on behalf of her research work has been to several families who has experienced the partition.
The stories are told keeping either some artifacts in point of view as in kitchenware, photographs, heirlooms, books, poems, many more or past memories that have seen and lived through the partition.
It was a great experience reading this book. We hardly get to know the stories of people who have seen the partition and the small incidents that may have no historical significance but has drawn a deep line in their memories.
I would recomend this book to all history lovers, readers who want to know about people and their past.
I won’t consider this book to be fast paced one since I rarely read non fiction but I was able to finish it within 10 days in my busy schedule of university. The stories are definitely intriguing and are very distinct from one another.