@rinkub (231)
July 24, 2007 2:25am CST
I read Khaled Hosseini's `A Thousand Splendid Suns' recently. Set in Aghanistan of the late 20th century and early 21st century, the story revolves around two female protaganists, Mariam and Laila. Hosseini has dedicated the book to the women of Afghanistan. Fighting against both social as well as personal persecutions these two women reflect the existing prejudices and injustices that the Afghani women were subject to on a daily basis. Set against the backdrop of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban rule and the American occupation, Hosseini has not just portrayed the tribulations of an entire nation, but through his beautifully crafted language, has captured the essence of humanitarian values in the face of conflict. The book, I feel, lends a realistic insight into a society which even today is riddled with uncertainty, power struggles and instability. I would like to engage in discussions about this novel as well as Hosseini's earlier one, The Kite Runner. Please respond.
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@deepakg4 (897)
• India
24 Jul 07
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