The Tale of Two Countries
- Category Literature & Fiction
- Format Paperback
- Imprint Rupa
- Price 295
- ISBN: 978-81-291-5150-6
- Pages: 192 pages
- Date: 20 April 2018
ABOUT THIS BOOK
‘…outside environment seemed to have completely overshadowed his genes. He was getting more and more anglicized with every passing year and almost felt embarrassed of being the son of his parents. He felt that they were out of tune with life in Britain…’
Having survived the horrors of Partition, young lovers, Guru and Sukhi, begin a journey of blissful matrimony. Supporting each other through the various ups and downs of life, they migrate to England, start a business and see the birth of their only child, Gursukh, in due course. Everything seems perfect, yet the couple makes one last journey—this time, back to India.
What makes them take this journey? Weaving history with fiction, The Tale of Two Countries is a moving saga of a family and as well as a commentary on the lives of hundreds like Grewals who, lured by life abroad, take the plunge, and have to deal with both the pressure to make good in an alien land as well as the longing for the motherland left behind.