𝐇𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮 𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐠𝐞𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩 𝐋𝐚𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐞
𝐁𝐲 𝐒𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐆𝐚𝐫𝐠
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫 : 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬
𝐏𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤: 𝟐𝟖𝟎 𝐏𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 : 𝟐𝟎𝐭𝐡 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞 : 𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
𝐌𝐲 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 : 𝟑𝟏𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 -𝟖𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 (𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏)
First of all, I want to say that this book is something that everyone should read.
An extremely emotional and pure story of Ghulam Ali and Zahira Raza. The story was written in the form of letters between leads which made the book more interesting.
Havildar Ghulam Ali, who was a famous lamb-filler from Burma to Britannia. Ghulam Ali was highly respected in the British Indian Army because of his lamb-fitting talent. Ghulam Ali was caught in between the partition of India and its after-effects too. His only dream and goal in life now were to reach Lucknow where the love of his life Zahira Raza waited for his return while he remained stuck in the Hindu Refugee Camp in Lahore. There are a total of 31 letters in the entire book which have been exchanged between Ghulam Ali from Lahore, Pakistan, and Zahira Raza from Lucknow, India.
Apart from the lead characters, this book has supporting characters too, like Rajkumar, Naani Jaan, Zubeida, Fatto, Suraiyya Bai, and Malika. Why I have mentioned all these names is because without these characters the story is incomplete. Every character played an important role in making this story emotional and captivating. All these characters add sprinkles to this emotional writing. Every character is very well portrayed.
This was my first reading from the historical fiction genre, initially, I wasn't even sure I would be able to read it completely, but when I started reading I started to enjoy it. And what I love the most is the writing style of the author, it's amazing. I think the way he wrote is something that attracted readers. The language was simple even beginners can enjoy reading the book. This is the story of love, hope, friendship, and wait.
I would recommend this book to everyone!!