Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?

Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?

eBook - 2010
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Random House, Inc.

Set against the tumultuous backdrop of a fragmenting Punjab and moving between Canada and India, Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? charts the interweaving stories of three Indian women–Bibi-ji, Leela and Nimmo–each in search of a resting place amid rapidly changing personal and political landscapes.

Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?
weaves together the personal and the political–and beautifully brings the reader into the reality of terrorism and religious intolerance.

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Vintage Canada, 2010
ISBN: 9780307375292
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Apr 24, 2016

Having read two of her books, and enjoying her writing style, I wanted to read more of her books.
But the ending and the violence at the end of it put me off. It is a fact that humans are cruel and can stoop down to the lowest of depravity when they are on the attack, protecting their religion or clan. Yet, it comes close to the massacre of innocents by the Nazis during WW2.
I had to get down to read a book which was far from human suffering and violence to get rid of the bad feeling.

Aug 23, 2015

I enjoy reading Badami's books, this being the second in a month. Her characters in this novel straddle 2 worlds culminating in the Air India airplane crash over Ireland. Her novel shows how easily friends turn into enemies when politics and religion are combined. Her characters are simple, ordinary people for whom family means a great deal.

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