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Quest for Love and Enlightenment: Nuristan by [Rangachari, Jamuna]

Quest for Love and Enlightenment: Nuristan Kindle Edition

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Length: 323 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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The novel is all about the quest of identity interwoven in the loves and lives of three generations of people in India and Afghanistan.

The male protagonist in the current era is born of an Afghan father and a Hindu mother who is now no longer alive. He is brought up by his maternal grandparents but keeps searching for a part of his identity that he thinks is missing.

The female protagonist in the current era is the daughter of a Zorashtrian father and Hindu mother. In the journey of her life, she loses her sense of self and therefore, identity, due to many crises that she faces in the world of glamour that she embarks on.

While unravelling their life, they do passionately in love but are torn between their quest for true love and the quest for their own sense of self.

Through their many travails they realise that love for oneself and the other is the essence of life that automatically brings in a sense of identity with it.

The quest of the lovers also brings out the tumultuous lives of their parents and fore fathers. It brings in the journey of India and its neighbours since its independence.


Through a stray letter, the protagonist feels he has a connection with ‘Nuristan’ a place that means ‘Land of the Enlightened’ and is also a real place in Afghanistan which has now become a hotbed of terror and violence.

The story conveys the emotions of people in the pre-independence era when Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan and Mahatma Gandhi were pretty active in spreading their message of non-violence. It shows how common people were affected both my physical violence and non-inclusion in their own land.

Some pre-Independence violence and disharmony is conveyed while even the current terrorism and intolerance is brought out with the end ending on a note of hope and love.

The characters in the novel come together due to their love for music and the philosophical tenets that are conveyed through music and fine arts and the lives of ordinary people who do not give up on on their faith in humanity. Though they encounter many travails, they face them all with tenacity and faith in the goodness of humanity.



The primary message that the novel seeks to convey is the commonality of all people and their emotions and a search that all of us have for our own roots and identity. The novel ultimately brings out the fact that humanity is indeed one and our identity, no matter what the origin may be, is one of oneness, unity and love. For, we all are indeed from the same source, whatever we may call it.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 883 KB
  • Print Length: 323 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B075YCQGXC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,04,456 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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