The Resource A Burning

A Burning

Label
A Burning
Title
A Burning
Creator
Subject
Summary
A girl walks through the slums of Kolkata holding an armful of books. She returns home smelling of smoke, and checks her most prized possession: a brand-new smartphone, purchased in instalments. On Facebook, there is only one conversation. #KolabaganTrainAttack On the small, glowing screen, she types a dangerous thing... 'If the police didn't help ordinary people like you and me, if the police watched them die, doesn't that mean that the government is also a terrorist?' Set in contemporary India, A Burning is the story of three unforgettable characters, all dreaming of a better future, whose lives are changed for ever when they become caught up in the devastating aftermath of a terrorist attack. Jivan – a poor, young, Muslim girl, who dreams of going to college – faces a possible death sentence after being accused of collaborating with the terrorists. Lovely – an exuberant hijra who longs to be a Bollywood star – holds the alibi that can set Jivan free, but telling the truth will cost her everything she holds dear. PT Sir – an opportunistic gym teacher who once taught Jivan – becomes involved with Hindu nationalist politics and his own ascent is soon inextricably linked to Jivan's fall. Taut, propulsive and electrifying, from its opening lines to its astonishing finale, A Burning confronts issues of class, fate, prejudice and corruption with a Dickensian sense of injustice, and asks us to consider what it means to nurture big ambitions in a country hurtling towards political extremism.ABurning is a novel for our times and for all time
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Majumdar, Megha
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Fiction
Label
A Burning
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4a261dd6-0cda-4462-b99e-33dd3441fbe3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471198878
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Burning
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4a261dd6-0cda-4462-b99e-33dd3441fbe3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471198878
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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