War and politics at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival

kamila shamshieConsequences of war and politics on humanity was the topic of discussion by internationally acclaimed authors who shared personal experiences ranging from battleground stories to sitting down to write a novel.

At a session at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival here, they also underlined the importance of novels which give accounts of war in raising awareness about its destructive consequences.

Pakistani novelist Kamila Shamshie, who has authored the multi-layered novel “A God in Every Stone,” told the gathering how deeply she was affected by the fate of unnamed soldiers from Indian villages serving in British Army during the World War-I.

Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers, who served in the US Army in 2004 and 2005 in Iraq, said he felt an urge after returning home to write a novel about his experiences in the war.

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