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Leila By Prayaag Akbar

Leila
by Prayaag Akbar

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Every year on Leila's birthday Shalini kneels by the wall with a little yellow spade and scoops dry earth to make a pit for two candles.
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Leila by Prayaag Akbar

Shalini will never forget her daughter Leila's third birthday party: it was the last time she saw her alive. Sixteen years have passed and Shalini's life is unrecognizable. Her husband gone: beaten and dragged from their home the night Leila disappeared. Shalini, once privileged, is now disgraced. She trawls the streets desperate to discover where Leila now lives - if she lives at all. In this repressive state, where tradition and purity are valued above all, those outside the city walls - forced to live in filth and oppressive heat - are less than nothing. But can Shalini find a way back in? Will she see Leila again?

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About Prayaag Akbar


Prayaag Akbar was born in Calcutta in 1982. He studied economics at Dartmouth College and comparative politics at the London School of Economics, and spent a year at Routledge, UK as a publicity assistant. He has been an editor at scroll.in and the Sunday Guardian and a reporter with Outlook magazine. His award-winning reports and commentary have examined various aspects of marginalization in India. His work has appeared in Caravan, The Cricket Monthly, Mint, Indian Express and India Today, among others. He lives in Bombay with his wife and their cat and tweets under @unessentialist.

Additional information

GOR010191358
Leila by Prayaag Akbar
Prayaag Akbar
Used - Like New
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2019-04-04
272
0571341322
9780571341320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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