Rumours of Spring

30 April 2021

Rumours of Spring
A Girlhood in Kashmir
Farah Bashir

This memoir begins in 1994, with the writer’s grandmother’s death in the middle of a curfew. It is an intimate account of coming of age in Srinagar, hinging around memories and family, as well as the toll of state violence, mass killings and newspaper headlines that turn people into statistics.

Fourth Estate, Harper Collins, Rs 499, 240 pages