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"Set in a small-town frontier province in 1947, just before partition, Novel tells the story of a sweeper named Nathu who is bribed and deceived by a local Muslim politician to kill a pig, ostensibly for a veterinarian. The following morning, the carcass is discovered on the steps of the mosque and the town, already tension-ridden, erupts. Enraged Muslims massacre scores of Hindus and Sikhs, who, in turn, kill every Muslim they can find. Finally, the areas British administrators call out the army to prevent further violence. The killings stop but nothing can erase the awful memories from th

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Asked by Gaurav vyas, 04 Jan '10 08:12 pm
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Tamas by Sahni Bhisham
Answered by Pratyayan Sanyal, 04 Jan '10 08:16 pm

 
  
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I think you are talking about the novel Tamas by Bhishm Sahani
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 04 Jan '10 08:17 pm

 
  
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