There are hardly any weeks which pass by without us coming across a news headline about terrorist activity somewhere in the world. If it’s not in a place near or familiar to us, even the best of us shake our heads and move on. Karan Mahajan’s book seeks to shake us out of such bubbles. It delves inside terrorism’s effects on the victims, survivors, and perpetrators. It hit especially close to home for me, as Mahajan talks about a ‘small’ bomb that goes off in a Delhi market and the years of damage that ensues. The prose is beautiful and lulling in contrast to the subject matter, and the characters and their relationships are painfully intriguing.
Head to your next book club or board meeting in literary style! Buy any tote, get a notebook free.