January 24, 2021

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Kitaab Review: Amar Aiyaar: King of Tricksters

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Mohammad Sajjad reviews Sulaiman Ahmad’s  Amar Aiyaar: King of Trciksters (Hachette India, ISBN 9789350095478, 2012, Rs. 375)

AmarAiyyarIn this age when people have got their companions in technologies like cell-phones and portable computers, it is increasingly becoming unknown that once upon a time children grew up by listening to the fascinating stories, fairy tales preferably from their grandmothers. With growth and development in technology and capitalism, the families as institutions are getting redefined-undergoing transformations and disintegration characterized by Francis Fukuyama as ‘great disruptions’. [The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstruction of Social Order. New York: Free Press, 1999]

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