New Release: ‘Lost in Terror’ by Nayeema Mahjoor
Published by Penguin Random House India, October 2016, 288 pages paperback
About the book:
Cast in the background of the uprising against the armed forces in Kashmir in the late 1980s, Lost in Terror is the tale of a young, educated, career conscious woman who finds herself sucked into a maelstrom of death and destruction. She also cherishes the dream of Azadi and plays strong to face the wrath of Indian soldiers. But when she finds her husband’s discreet links with gunmen obsessed with the dream of Azadi, she becomes fragile and begins to lose her hold on her home, her relationships and Azadi itself.
When her dreams for a perfect family and a thriving career are turned upside down and her life comes to a standstill due to the turmoil around her, fate offers her a leap of faith—but will she take it?
About the author:
Nayeema Mahjoor is a leading journalist and fiction writer of Kashmir. She has previously worked as news editor (Urdu) at BBC World Service in London for two decades, and travelled from South Asia to the Middle East to Europe in search of big issues facing people, particularly women. Her unique style of short-story-writing has earned her fame in literary circles and been translated in other languages. Her novel Dahshatzadi was published in India and Pakistan a few years ago.