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Book Review: 'Partitions'

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Book Review: 'Partitions'

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Book Review: 'Partitions'

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The novel Partitions by Amit Majmudar is set in the chaotic period when the newly independent India is rent into two countries, India and Pakistan — one Hindu-dominated the other Muslim.

ROBERT SIEGEL, Host:

Alan Cheuse has our review.

ALAN CHEUSE: This first-time novelist has helped us to travel that brief but crucial distance, from words on the page to dreams in our minds and hearts, and made this bitter, brutal time somehow reachable.

SIEGEL: Our reviewer, Alan Cheuse, teaches writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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