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Books: Footprints on Zero Line by Gulzar and translated by Rakshanda Jalil (Age: 11+ years)

Books: Footprints on Zero Line by Gulzar and translated by Rakshanda Jalil (Age: 11+ years)
Reviewed by Gayatri Somaiya

'Footprints on Zero Line' is a collection of stories and poems based on the India-Pakistan partition. Being a 17-year-old girl who lives in Mumbai, I have always been desensitised to the rivalry between the two countries. I have not lived in those times nor do I live close enough to see the effects, but this book made the partition seem real.

These stories put emotions into the historic event. They spoke about people who have suffered and who have changed. However, what also took centre stage was stories of friendship, camaraderie, hope, belief and many other emotions.

The book has changed my outlook on the partition. It helped me understand the event and the consequences of the event. I recommend this book to the young adult reader. It is hard hitting but it has a message that will stay with you for days. Published by Hachette India and available on Amazon.in

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