Prelude to a Riot

01 October 2019

Annie Zaidi

This novel, set in a nameless, sleepy small town in India, looks at how its characters deal differently with rising communal tension and intolerance. In charting out how lives begin to change because of growing suspicion among communities, the book focusses on the simmering fear and the inevitability of violence that is visible before actual riots.

Aleph, 184 pages, Rs 499

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