The ministry of utmost happiness / Arundhati Roy.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017Copyright date: �2017Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781524733162; 1524733164.Subject(s): Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Self-realization -- Fiction | India -- Fiction | FICTION / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ministry of utmost happiness.DDC classification: 823/.914 Online resources: Click here to access MontanaLibrary2Go title or place hold | Excerpt Click to read sample Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title
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Where do old birds go to die? -- Khwabgah -- The nativity -- Dr. Azad Bhartiya -- The slow-goose chase -- Some questions for later -- The landlord -- The tenant -- The untimely death of Miss Jebeen the First -- The ministry of utmost happiness -- The landlord -- Guih Kyom.
An intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent -- from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war. The tale begins with Anjum -- who used to be Aftab -- unrolling a threadbare Persian carpet in a city graveyard she calls home. We encounter the odd Tilo and the men who loved her -- including Musa, sweetheart and ex-sweetheart, lover and ex-lover. Their fates are as entwined as their arms used to be and always will be. We meet Tilo's landlord, a former suitor, now an intelligence officer posted to Kabul. And then we meet the two Miss Jebeens: the first a child born in Srinagar and buried in its overcrowded Martyrs' Graveyard; the second found at midnight, abandoned on a concrete sidewalk in the heart of New Delhi.
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