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Paradise of Food

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Genre:Cookbook, Food & Drinks
Language: English
Paperback
Origin:India
ISBN13:9789393986474
ISBN10:9393986479
Pages:424
Dimensions:5.51 x 8.66 x 1.18 inches
Weight:360.04 g
Published: May 13, 2023
Edition:1st

About the Book

A landmark Urdu classic translated for the first time Khalid Jawed is one of the most original and extraordinary writers in Urdu today. The Paradise of Food is an Urdu classic known for its radical, experimental form and savage and dark honesty. It tells the story of a middle-class Muslim joint family over a span of fifty years. As India – and Islamic culture – hardens, the narrator, whose life we follow from boyhood to old age, struggles to find a place for himself, at odds in his home and in the world outside. But to describe the novel in its plot is to do its originality no justice. In this profoundly daring work – tense, mysterious, even unfathomable on occasion – Jawed builds an atmosphere of gloom and grotesqueness to draw out his themes. And in doing so he penetrates deep into the dark heart of middle-class Muslims today. Superbly translated, The Paradise of Food is a novel like no other.