The Children of Shahida

The Children of Shahida Traces the lives of three generations a complex family from India to the US Through the lives of the grandfather Rashid father Bashir and son Tyab the novel focuses on personal identity while s

  • Title: The Children of Shahida
  • Author: Anandam P. Kavoori
  • ISBN: 9781890932336
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
  • Traces the lives of three generations a complex family, from India to the US Through the lives of the grandfather, Rashid, father, Bashir, and son, Tyab, the novel focuses on personal identity while shedding light on issues of immigration and conflict Rashid remembers the old stories of his grandmother, and observes that his own life is marked by change and ambivalence,Traces the lives of three generations a complex family, from India to the US Through the lives of the grandfather, Rashid, father, Bashir, and son, Tyab, the novel focuses on personal identity while shedding light on issues of immigration and conflict Rashid remembers the old stories of his grandmother, and observes that his own life is marked by change and ambivalence, mirroring the transformation of Indian Christians from a pampered elite to a second class minority Bashir s childhood is animated by the birth of a baby rhino, a fight with monkeys and his Aunt Cybil Friendship s are the leitmotif of his stories about a trip to the Himalayas He falls in love with Sociology, but when his new world of ideas and analysis has a rude awakening his father arranges his marriage Bashir s wife embraces an American lifestyle, and Bashir returns to India alone Tyab recalls his mother s partner, Sharon, and their move from New York to Georgia Tyab s world is anchored in many uncertainties his lack of affiliation to any cultures and the hostilities his mother faces as a lesbian He moves to California.

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    1. The Children of Shahida is three stories in one, told through the eyes of three men each from a different generation - Rashid (the grandfather), Bashir (the son) and Tyeb (the grandson). As one journeys through each, the feelings and point of views on matters change considerably, from a time when family meant everything, to an era where it becomes a victim to a throw away society and then to an age where various types of family structures exist side by side. What is it that causes a change in va [...]

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