Kamila Shamsie: Truths etched in stone


Kamila Shamsie’s novel showcases a remarkable knowledge of history, geography and the ability to transport readers into a different zone: Tehelka

AGodineverystoneAs one starts reading Kamila Shamsie’s A God In Every Stone one is struck by the writer’s vision: reclaiming and restoring Peshawar’s place in the history of the sub-continent. Peshawar — once most likely known as Caspatyrus or ‘where journeys begin and end’, or even ‘the Heart of the World’ — is located just inside the Khyber Pass through which the Greeks, Persian, Chinese explorers, travellers, and invaders entered India.

As one starts reading Kamila Shamsie’s A God In Every Stone one is struck by the writer’s vision: reclaiming and restoring Peshawar’s place in the history of the sub-continent. Peshawar — once most likely known as Caspatyrus or ‘where journeys begin and end’, or even ‘the Heart of the World’ — is located just inside the Khyber Pass through which the Greeks, Persian, Chinese explorers, travellers, and invaders entered India.

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