Jasmine Days

01 September 2018

Benyamin

Translated from Malayalam by Shahnaz Habib

Benyamin is one of Kerala’s most popular contemporary writers. His new novel tells the story of Sameera Parvin, a young Pakistani woman who moves to an unnamed West Asian city to live with her relatives. She thrives in her job as a radio jockey, but her world starts to fall apart when a political revolution takes place in the country. Parvin finds herself and her family embroiled in the politics of their adopted land, and she must choose between loyalty and love, life and death.

Juggernaut, 296 pages, Rs 499

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