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Sunlight on a broken column

Attia Hosain

Sunlight on a broken column

by Attia Hosain

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Published by Virago in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, London : Chatto & Windus, 1961.

Statementwith a new introduction by Anita Desai.
SeriesVirago modern classics
The Physical Object
Pagination(336)p.
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22332991M
ISBN 100860686434

  It is quite fascinating to read about the life of Muslims when feudalism existed., when Hindu's and Muslims lived peacefully and united, when society was dependent on a feudal and peasant relationship to survive, when honor and respect were obeyed to death and when traditions and rituals were religiously followed and several more aspects of feudalism. so this may be the reason why the /5.   There was one book, that came into our house during the mothers BA phase, that I remember very vividly, a copy of which I have never seen again. Sunlight on a broken column by Attia Hossain. I remember this book, because it was written as if the words were coming from my heart and speaking from inside me. I don’t even know why.

Sunlight on a broken column by Rae, Catherine M., Publication date Topics Sisters, Married women, Large type books Publisher Thorndike, Me.: Thorndike Press Collection Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by MerciG on November Pages: The Sunlight on a Broken Column Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like : Attia Hosain.

  The Paperback of the Sunlight on a Broken Column by Attia Hosain at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt Author: Attia Hosain. Book is in typical used-Good Condition. Will show signs of wear to cover and/or pages. There may be underlining, highlighting, and or writing. May not include supplemental items (like discs, access codes, dust jacket, etc). Will be a good Reading copy. SUNLIGHT ON A BROKEN COLUMN By Attia Hosain.


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Sunlight on a Broken Column by Attia Hosain is an autobiographical account of a fictional Muslim girl, Laila, based in the pre- and post-independent India. This is the first Muslim novel I have ever read and even so in a much debatable background/5. It is quite fascinating to read about the life of Muslims when feudalism existed., when Hindu's and Muslims lived peacefully and united, when society was dependent on a feudal and peasant relationship to survive, when honor and respect were obeyed to death and when traditions and rituals were religiously followed and several more aspects of feudalism.

so this may be the reason why the novel is titled so 'Sunlight on a broken column'.Cited by:   Set in turn-of-the-century New York and Newport, Rhode Island, Catherine Rae's novel Sunlight on a Broken Column blends romance and suspense in the story of two sisters who take different paths upon the loss of their family : Sunlight on a Broken Column book.

Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. After Caroline Slade's parents die suddenly inher /5. Set in turn-of-the-century New York and Newport, Rhode Island, Catherine Rae's novel Sunlight on a Broken Column blends romance and suspense in the story of two sisters who take different paths upon the loss of their family : Catherine M.

Rae. This is the one book that I loved from my "Modern Muslim South Asia" class in college. For a few years I only had a photocopied version of the whole book, and then I finally found a cheap, used version online. Yay.

Sunlight on a Broken Column: A Novel Attia Hosain Snippet view - /5(1). find details about Sunlight on a Broken Column ht on a Broken Column is an English language is written by Attia Hosain, which was published in the year The novel, mainly set in Lucknow, is an auto-biographical account by a fictional character called Laila, who is a fifteen year old orphaned daughter of a rich Muslim family of Taluqdars.

Essays for Sunlight on a Broken Column. Sunlight on a Broken Column essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of Sunlight on a Broken Column by Attia : Attia Hosain.

Sunlight On A Broken Column Attia Hosain. Laila, orphaned daughter of a distinguished Muslim family, is brought up in her grandfather's house by orthodox aunts who keep purdah. At fifteen she moves to the home of a 'liberal' but autocratic uncle in Lucknow.

Sunlight On A Broken Column (Modern Classics) by Attia Hosain. Buy Sunlight On A Broken Column (Modern Classics) online for Rs. () - Free Shipping and Cash on Delivery All Over India. Another of Rae's light chillers (The Hidden Cove,etc.) set in a turn-of-the-century Manhattan of gilded turrets and grimy tenements: a tale of both staid and messy romances featuring ladies naughty and nice—and a doomed man with a sad secret.

Init seemed to year-old Caroline that everyone was moving uptown, and so when Papa became rich, the Slade family of two boys and two. Attia Hosain (–) was a British-Indian novelist, author, writer, broadcaster, journalist and actor.

She was a woman of letters and a diasporic writer. She wrote in English although her mother tongue was Urdu. She wrote the semi-autobiographical Sunlight on a Broken Column and a collection of short stories named Phoenix en: Waris Hussein, Shama Habibullah.

Sunlight on a Broken Column Catherine M. Rae, Author St. Martin's Press $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author Buy this book.

Turn-of-the-century New Yorker. Attia Hosain published her novel ‘Sunlight on a Broken Column’ in with Chatto and Windus in England. We have digitised the introduction and the first two chapters of the book.

‘Sunlight on a Broken Column’ is considered by some critics to be partly semi-autobiographical. With its beautiful evocation of India, its political insight and unsentimental understanding of the human heart, Sunlight on a Broken Column () is a classic of Muslim life.

Book Details. Number of Pages: Pages: Bar Code: RP Publisher: Penguin Books: Book: What's in the Box. 1 x Sunlight on a Broken Column: Write a review. Chronicler of Partition Encouraged by the poet Cecil Day-Lewis, Hosain published her monumental work, Sunlight on a Broken Column, autobiographical in style, in It is written against the backdrop of the Partition of India and represents a crumbling social : Bhawna Singh.

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Ashianain Sunlight on a Broken Columnserves as a microcosm of the world at large with not only its womenfolk in purdah but its retinue of servants who represent the community at Size: KB. Sunlight on a broken Column is a gem of a book. Read it and enjoy the details she describes, the relationships she paints so beautifully and the time this novel is set in.

It /5(24). Sunlight on a Broken Column is Hosain’s first and only novel. It was first published by Chatto & Windus in and then reprinted by Virago in with an additional introduction by Anita Desai.

It is the story of an upper-class Muslim family in transition. Sunlight on a Broken Column, ATTIA HOSAIN [AH]: Then they [publishers Chatto] kept on at me that you've got to write a novel and anybody else with any sense, any ambitious person would have killed themselves and gone and hidden in a country place, but I had to work.

I was also, as I say, by now suffering deeply from this homesickness.Sunlight On a Broken Column Paperback – 14 Oct by Attia Hosain (Author) › Visit Amazon's Attia Hosain Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

See search results for this author. Attia Hosain (Author) out of 5 stars 25 ratings. See all 5 formats and editions Hide other /5(25).Intizar Husain, a famous writer has translated Sunlight on a Broken Column into Urdu with the title Shakista Satoon Par Dhoop.

10 As the novel is assessed as a fictional narrative of Attia’s social, political and familial circumstances, it is noteworthy that novel presents a number of references to Size: KB.