New PDF release: Blue Boy

By Rakesh Satyal

ISBN-10: 0758231369

ISBN-13: 9780758231369

Meet Kiran Sharma: lover of track, dance, and all issues sensual; son of immigrants, social outcast, religious seeker. A boy who doesn't particularly comprehend his lot-until he realizes he's a god...
As an purely son, Kiran has obligations-to excel in his experiences, to honor the deities, to discover a pleasant Indian woman, and, chiefly, to make his parents proud-standard stuff for a boy of his historical past. If purely Kiran had something in universal with the opposite Indian young ones in addition to the colour of his pores and skin. They reject him at each flip, and his cretinous public schoolmates aren't any higher. Cincinnati within the early Nineties isn-t precisely a hotbed of cultural range, and Kiran-s not-so-well-kept secrets and techniques don-t endear him to any staff. fiddling with dolls, deciding upon ballet over basketball, taking the yearly expertise exhibit manner too heavily. . .the very issues that make Kiran who he's additionally make him the big name of his personal own freak exhibit. . .
Surrounded via examples of upstanding Indian Americans-in his own residence, in his temple, on the weekly events given through his mom and dad- friends-Kiran however reveals it very unlikely to get the knack of -normalcy.- after which one fateful day, a revelation: might be his wants aren-t too earthly, yet too divine. possibly the answer to the secret of his lifestyles has been prior to him seeing that start. For Kiran Sharma, an extended, unusual journey is set to begin-a trip so elegant, so ridiculous, so painfully appealing, that it could possibly merely bring about the reality. . .

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FATA was branded as terrorist central—the most dangerous place in the world where “the terrorists” and an army of suicide bombers were trained and unleashed into Afghanistan to kill the “liberators” of US/NATO. In the second stage, the new Obama administration accelerated the Predator “hell from above” drone war over Pashtun peasants. Now comes the stage where the soon over 100,000-strong US/NATO troops are depicted as the true liberators of the poor in AfPak (and not the “evil” Taliban)—an essential ploy in the new narrative to legitimize Obama's AfPak surge.

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