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9789351160816 60ba059434dbf5421741b147 Karachi Raj https://cdn1.storehippo.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ba5d0701922b7dbd1262fe/webp/9789351160816.jpg The collective indeterminable madness of Karachi

And how is one to extract Karachi from oneself? The city gathers wanderers and dreamers into its bosom contradictory impenetrable endlessly jostling its subjects to make room for new ones. And in this city of subterranean terrors and surprising bouts of goodness a brother and a sister grow into their own. Seema and Hafiz born into a Basti long to make something of themselves. But when Seema wins a scholarship to attend university she finds that social barriers are not easily defied and when Hafiz finds himself smitten by a coworker's wife he learns of the mutability of love and friendship. Meanwhile Claire an American anthropologist discovers that while her professional training will only take her so far in her quest to unravel Karachi living in the Basti is an education in itself.

Anis Shivani's debut novel is an ambitious work that aches with intimacy even as it encompasses an entire generation into its bold panoramic vision. Karachi Raj is the sort of book that will shape our understanding of urban Pakistan for years to come.
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Karachi Raj

ISBN: 9789351160816
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  • ISBN: 9789351160816
  • Author: Shivani Anis
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 412
  • Format: Hardback

Book Description

The collective indeterminable madness of Karachi

And how is one to extract Karachi from oneself? The city gathers wanderers and dreamers into its bosom contradictory impenetrable endlessly jostling its subjects to make room for new ones. And in this city of subterranean terrors and surprising bouts of goodness a brother and a sister grow into their own. Seema and Hafiz born into a Basti long to make something of themselves. But when Seema wins a scholarship to attend university she finds that social barriers are not easily defied and when Hafiz finds himself smitten by a coworker's wife he learns of the mutability of love and friendship. Meanwhile Claire an American anthropologist discovers that while her professional training will only take her so far in her quest to unravel Karachi living in the Basti is an education in itself.

Anis Shivani's debut novel is an ambitious work that aches with intimacy even as it encompasses an entire generation into its bold panoramic vision. Karachi Raj is the sort of book that will shape our understanding of urban Pakistan for years to come.

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