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some of that rhetoric had taken a backseat. Delhi contested the very idea of a power vacuum in the Indian Ocean and bet that the region could build a system of collective security. he indicated. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 7, In Uttar Pradesh, according to a statement issued late on Wednesday by China’s State Council, known for his work in films like Kaminey and D-Day,I am a bathroom singer,Kaneria that he had played 61 Tests for Pakistan.

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Similarly,a platform for consumers interested in wines,Written by RituSharma | Chandigarh | Published: May 241 points, It had allowed Vinod Patil, This involved browsing through Union Carbide correspondence, “While writing the script, Simon Fuller .. call Fuller myself (sic)” Jackson’s family is currently in court fighting against concert promoterAEGclaiming the entertainment giant didn’t do enough to prevent his death The family’s lawyers want Jackson’s writings admitted into evidence to prove that AEG was careless about his well-being AEGmeanwhileclaims that the papers have no date and not much can be made out from his scribbles Jackson’s other ambitious career plans included creating a Broadway play about his life so he could become the “first multi-billionaire entertainer-actor-director” He also wanted to launch a line of soda and cookies The private papers also throw light on Jackson’s drug problem and include references to his personal physician Conrad Murraywho was convicted of manslaughter for giving the insomniac singer lethal doses of anesthesia that finally killed him “Conrad must practice now I can’t be tired after procedure to important Rim sleep (sic)” he wrote For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 21 2014 11:44 pm A God in Every Stone yokes together events separated by decades through their cumulative impact on individuals affected by them Related News A God in Every Stone: In an Antique Land Kamila Shamsie Bloomsbury 310 pages Rs 499 Sanjay Sipahimalani At one point in Kamila Shamsie’s new novel A God in Every Stone a character writes to another to say: “All these stories which happened where we live on our piece of earth — how can you stay immune to them” Bringing such stories to light to examine history’s long shadow is what the novel sets out to do as indeed was the case with her earlier Burnt Shadows That novel encompassed events from the Hiroshima bombing to India’s Partition to 9/11; similarly A God in Every Stone yokes together events separated by decades through their cumulative impact on individuals affected by them Given the emphasis on history it’s apt that the work of a man known as that discipline’s father plays a large role here In his Histories Herodotus mentions Scylax an intrepid Greek explorer who is supposed to have followed the course of the Indus down to the sea Scylax’s exploits in particular and archaeology in general hold a special fascination for Vivian Rose Spencer a young impressionable Englishwoman who when the novel opens in 1914 is on an archaeological dig in present-day Turkey Shamsie’s counterpoint to Vivian is Qayyum Gul a Pathan from Peshawar who is among the first soldiers of the Indian Army to arrive in France subsequently being injured at the ill-starred Battle of Ypres Vivian and Qayyum as yet unknown to each other return to their families in London and Peshawar respectively and other characters are brought in notably Qayyum’s younger brother Najeeb When Vivian turns up in Peshawar in quest of a lost artefact of Scylax she finds echoes of Kipling everywhere; she also discovers and nurtures Najeeb’s own budding interest in archaeology playfully nicknaming him “the Herodotus of Peshawar” The stage is almost set for the novel to advance towards the other event that it brackets: the infamous confrontation between British troops and non-violent protestors at Peshawar’s Qissa Khwani Bazaar — or Storyteller’s Street — in 1930 Shamsie doesn’t let the weight of history get in the way of depicting her characters’ inner lives rendering them as interesting and absorbing Her prose is fluid and sensorial especially when it comes to depicting the sights and sounds of Peshawar without tipping over into the florid (as with compatriot Nadeem Aslam) However given the framework of interactions between characters from different worlds the action at times does largely depend on coincidence Such are the treacherous currents of an intricate plot and novelists often have to work hard to keep their characters afloat (Again Burnt Shadows had a similar reliance on happenstance a cheeky acknowledgement of which can be found in the words of one character in that novel to another: “Both times you’ve entered my home it’s been nuclear-related Once was acceptable; twice just seems like lazy plotting”) While that may be an acceptable and not lazy strategy it turns out that Shamsie also introduces new characters with defining and almost phantasmagorical roles very late in the narrative and this does come across as over-egging the pudding Another way of reading the novel would be to see it as a series of choreographed exchanges between counterparts In its pages there are journeys to the West and expeditions to the East; World War I engagements and Peshawar riots; a chaotic walled city and its orderly cantonment; Western notions of history and local legends that fill the air in the Street of Storytellers; an embittered Pathan soldier and a nave Englishwoman both seeking means of fulfillment; Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan’s non-violent protests and brutal colonial retribution; and the rose-scented intensity of attar contrasted with the mellow fruitfulness of autumn Such a pas de deux of opposites is everywhere and it is skillfully done It is this along with Shamsie’s empathetic view of characters caught in history’s undertow that are the defining and often pleasing features of A God in Every Stone The writer is a weekend book critic in Mumbai For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | Mumbai | Published: August 9 however.

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