Two
(Hardcover)

2 products added to cart in last 30 minutes
MRP: ₹399.00 | Saved: ₹48 (12%) ₹351.00 @ Amazon Last Updated: 19-Feb-2018 01:07:32 am
✅ Lowest price available on Amazon
✅ Usually dispatched within 24 hours
✅ Total 70 new items found
✅ Eligible for Prime
✅ Eligible for Super Saver Shipping

Other considerable option:

MRP: ₹399.00 | Saved: ₹137 (41%)
₹262.00 @ Flipkart
✅ In Stock - Available for quick dispatch
✅ Cash on Delivery available

Related Categories

We were One people. One parted. Now we are Two. It's the winter of 1946. A truck leaves the village of Campbellpur after news of the impending Partition starts pouring in. Its motley crew comprises a dhaba owner, a kothewali, a Rai Bahadur and his family, a young widow and her child. On the way, they pick up sundry other people - a young boy and his grandfather, and two sisters - all displaced by a destiny they did not choose. They have just heard words like 'border' and 'refugee', and are struggling to understand how drawing a line might carve out Pakistan from Hindustan.As they reach close to where they imagine the border will be drawn, the caravan disperses and people go their own ways. The passage to the border, fraught with danger and despair as it is, is not an end. It is what follows that lends their journey the nature of an odyssey - one that has not stopped. Gulzar's first novel tracks the lives of these people up to the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 and the Kargil War in the 1990s. Written in Gulzar's inimitable riveting style, and drawing from his personal memories of the Partition, Two is as much about what it entailed for ordinary people as it is a meditation on the fact that the division of India, once set into motion, kept happening inexorably and ceaselessly. Uprooted from the only place they knew as home, the refugees have kept travelling - physically and metaphorically - in search of roots, in search of a place called home. About the Author Poet, author, lyricist, film-maker, screenplay and dialogue writer, Gulzar is one of the towering figures of Indian cinema, culture and literature. He was born in Dina (now in Pakistan). He has a number of poetry and short-story collections to his credit. He has recently published two volumes of translations of Rabindranath Tagore's poems, Baaghbaan and Nindiya Chor. He is also one of the finest writers for children in the country. He is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Padma Bhushan. He received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2014.

It's the winter of 1946. A truck leaves the village of Campbellpur after news of the impending Partition pours in. It is carrying people who don't know where they will go. They have just heard words like 'border' and 'refugee', and are struggling to understand how drawing a line might carve out Pakistan from Hindustan. As they reach the border, the caravan disperses and people go their own ways. Gulzar's first novel tracks the lives of the people in that truck right from 1946 up to the Kargil war. A novel on what the Partition entailed for ordinary people, Two is also a meditation on the fact that the division of India and the carnage that followed, once set into motion, kept happening inexorably and ceaselessly, and people like those who left their homes on that truck never found another home; they kept looking for a place called home, a place to belong to.

AuthorGulzar
BindingHardcover
EAN9789351775201
Edition1
ISBN9351775208
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages200
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2017-11-25
PublisherHarperPerennial
Release Date2017-11-25
StudioHarperPerennial
Sales Rank3122

Bestsellers in Classic Fiction

Trending Products at this Moment

General information about Two
  • The author associated with Two is Gulzar.
  • The EAN for Two is 9789351775201.
  • The edition for Two is 1.
  • The ISBN for Two is 9351775208.
  • The language for Two is English.
  • The binding of Two is Hardcover.
  • The number of pages for Two are 200.
  • Two is grouped in Book group of products.
  • The publication date for Two is 2017-11-25.
  • The publisher for Two is HarperPerennial.
  • The release date for Two is 2017-11-25.
  • The producer for Two is HarperPerennial.
  • The sales rank for Two is 3122.