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    A Thousand Splendid Suns

    Author: Khaled Husseini



    A Thousand Splendid Suns is yet another exceptional tale by Khaled Husseini, the author of the New York Times best seller, The Kite Runner.


    Set in the backdrop of three decades of civil unrest in Afghanistan, the story centers around two extraordinary characters Mariam and Laila. Mariam is introduced in the story first as an illegal child living in the outskirts of Herat, a small city in Afghanistan, with her bitter, forlorn mother. She is a self willed, jovial character; her hopes buoyed by her father, an established man of the city, who comes to visit every week. But her life quickly turns from bad to worse when she is forced to marry a man more than twice her age. From here onwards, Mariam's character is on a rapid downward path.

    It is now that Husseini introduces Laila, who is many years younger than Mariam. She belongs to the new generation while Mariam is from the old school. Laila lives with an educated, liberal father and a dominating mother in the capital Kabul. Through this family, Husseini tries to show the other side of Afghani lifestyle, a more modern, liberal one. Not all Afghani men like to confine their women and prohibit them from acquiring education and a career. That's the idea that Husseini seems to project.

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    Laila is an enjoyable character, radiant and energetic, much like that of the old Mariam. Her best friend Tariq plays a pivotal role in the story. He is one-legged, through which Husseini aims to show the nasty effects of the violent invasion of Afghanistan by the USSR.

    Throughout, Husseini keeps the reader aware of the rapidly changing political scenario in Afghanistan through discreet modes; characters hear bits of crucial information on the radio or a character brings it from outside. The Soviets have been defeated and gone back, the political parties are now fighting amongst themselves, the Taliban have take over with a new code of lifestyle and so on.

    A strange twist of fate brings Laila and Mariam together as wives of the same man. But their misfortunes and the wrath of their common husband, the beastly Kabir, moves them from feeling an abhorrent indifference for each other to the beginning of forming a formidable friendship. The reader will pin many hopes on this alliance between the pivotal characters. It is a union of experience and wisdom (Mariam) with energy and ingenuity (Laila).
    A powerful tale with imposing characters by Khaled Husseini makes A Thousand Splendid Suns a 'must read'.

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    Default Re: Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

    v nice sheem
    صرف آواز نہیں ، لفظ بھی مقفل ہیں مرے

    سوچ میں ہوں کہ اب تجھ کو پکاروں کیسے

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    Default Re: Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

    Kite runner ki translation parhi thi....achi thi
    ye b parhunga

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    Default Re: Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

    maine original parhi kite runner

    meka pehla noval jo maine zindagi mai parha

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    acha kam kya

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    Default Re: Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

    bus na net tha na parhai thi so sara din veli bethi thi

    fir apni frnd k liye liya huwa tha yeh noval tu parh liya

    par bhot acha likha hai really loved it

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    Default Re: Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

    he is a good writer
    thx

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    Default Re: Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

    Friend k lye lya tha to parha
    warna wo b nhi parhna tha

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    Default Re: Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

    na khair mai apni books nahi parti frnd ki ku parhni thi

    bus para huwa tha free thi tu parh hi liya

    or acha b laga

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    Ek hi dafa main sara parhlya tha?
    Kitne hours lge?
    Mje to boriat hojati hai ek hi dafa main kuch b pura nhi parha jata

    8bffd51cd2705b99335ce635a13dbb09 zps81c9bfed - Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

    ..!!


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