October 3, 2022

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Book Review: Two and a Half Rivers by Anirudh Kala

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Namrata reviews Anirudh Kala’s Two and a Half Rivers (Niyogi Books, 2021) and talks how Kala explores trauma and the long lasting impact of it on the mental health of an individual through this book justifiably well.

  • ISBN : ‎ 978-9391125202
  • Publisher : ‎ Niyogi Books Pvt. Ltd.
  • Release Date: October 2021
  • Price: INR 395/-

The Partition changed a lot of things in many ways. It had different impacts on people living in different states, the impact of which we are still dealing with even after more than seven decades.

Two and a Half Rivers by Anirudh Kala is a story of insurgency in Punjab in the early 1980s. A state that derived its name from the five rivers that flowed through the state, was left with only two and a half rivers after the Partition. The title of the book derives its name from this fact. It further explores the connection between religion and terrorism.

Author Anirudh Kala is a psychiatrist by profession. His experiences with patients living with mental health issues and their families reflect in the way he carves his characters. This is his second book after Unsafe Asylum: Stories of Partition and Madness (2018).

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