Book review: Bridge across the rivers is a collection of Partition memories
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Book review: Bridge across the rivers is a collection of Partition memories

This book has 16 emotional stories of the Partition, which will bring the reader closer to traumatic experiences of people who were uprooted from their homeland.

books Updated: Jul 21, 2017 12:03 IST
Esha Razdan
Esha Razdan
Hindustan Times
Partition,Book review,Bridge Across The Rivers
Cover of the book Bridge Across The Rivers, edited by Jasbir Jain and Tripti Jain.

Some subjects are too painful for words! Especially, the ones that make you revisit the heart-wrenching moments of loss and despair. But, sometimes it’s the need of the hour to recall such issues as they continuously alter our perception, owing to the impact they have on our present. One such topic is Partition and editors Jasbir and Tripti Jain in their latest book have explained the relevance of this issue in present times, through their latest book Bridge Across The Rivers.

This book is a collection of 16 emotional stories that narrate the traumatic experiences of people, who were uprooted from their native lands. Some of these tales unfold the memories of experiences that pinch the nerves of the characters, and leave the readers pondering if it was worth for the characters to imprison themselves in hope and pain. Some other stories trace the journey of characters picking up the broken pieces from their past and cherish the times.

The book cover of Bridge Across The Rivers.

Each story, nevertheless, is a delight to read as there is a retelling with a deeper meaning that points towards an ongoing responsibility on our part as to how we read the partition. It also compels us to figure out how we should look beyond the stories into the silence, they hide.

Not for a moment, does this book let you keep it aside. A must-read for everyone, who wants to explore partition with a fresh eye.

  • Title: Bridge Across The Rivers
  • Editors: Jasbir Jain and Tripti Jain
  • Publisher: Niyogi Books
  • Price: Rs 395

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First Published: Jul 21, 2017 11:54 IST