The Plague Upon Us

03 September 2020

Shabir Ahmad Mir

Mir’s debut novel, written in Kashmir during the recent internet blockade, begins with angry people on the streets, and men in khaki trying to stop them with bullets. It follows the characters Oubaid, Sabia, Tufail and Muzzafar as they encounter betrayal, massacres, militancy, loss and friendship.

Hachette, Rs 550, 241 pages