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The Hour Before Dawn by [Ashraf, Ajaz]
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Five weeks before the Babri Masjid is demolished, Delhi wakes up to accounts of Indias Secret History. Appearing daily as tantalizing pamphlets on the walls of the citys residential neighbourhoods, Secret History claims to reveal Indias suppressed past. Rhetorical and rhythmic, dark and depressing, violent and vengeful are these accounts true or fictional? Who writes Secret History?

These questions do not engage Rasheed Halim, who is grappling with the possibility of imminent death and cancer recurrence. He becomes a recluse, waiting to die, popping tranquillizers to get through his days. Not even a night of rioting, in which not a drop of blood is spilt, shakes him out of his melancholy. In desperation, he turns to a helpline, where a mysterious voice kindles in him the desire to live and join a band of people whose mission it is to identify the author of Secret History.

The search takes Rasheed into a world where madness masquerades as rationality, suspicion is the impulse of human action and politics and history are tools of torment forged in the fire of personal suffering. Is redemption possible in this world? Does Rasheed encounter the author of Secret History?

Thought - provoking and suspenseful, The Hour Before Dawn is the remarkable story of a terminally ill mans search for meaning and his eventual quest to understand why the lust for blood runs deep in people.

About the Author

Ajaz Ashraf studied History at St Stephen's College and is now a journalist, based in New Delhi. In a career spanning over twenty-six years, he has worked for The Pioneer, Hindustan Times, and Outlook. Since the last two years, he has written opinion pieces for The Hindu, Mint, Tehelka, DNA, Firstpost and The Hoot. He has a weekly column in Nepali Times and his pieces are translated and published inVijay Karnataka every fortnight. Random Harvest is his first novel.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2719.0 KB
  • Print Length: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins; 1 edition (1 December 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ROQTQA8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,806 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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