By Jhumpa Lahiri

National ebook Award Finalist

Shortlisted for the 2013 guy Booker Prize

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling writer of The Namesake comes a rare new novel, set in either India and the US, that expands the scope and variety of 1 of our so much impressive storytellers: a story of 2 brothers certain through tragedy, a fiercely amazing girl haunted via her earlier, a rustic torn by means of revolution, and a love that lasts long gone death.

Born simply fifteen months aside, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one usually wrong for the opposite within the Calcutta local the place they develop up. yet also they are opposites, with gravely diverse futures forward. it's the Nineteen Sixties, and Udayan--charismatic and impulsive--finds himself attracted to the Naxalite stream, a uprising waged to get rid of inequity and poverty; he'll supply every little thing, possibility all, for what he believes. Subhash, the dutiful son, doesn't percentage his brother's political ardour; he leaves domestic to pursue a lifetime of medical study in a quiet, coastal nook of America.

But whilst Subhash learns what occurred to his brother within the lowland outdoors their family's domestic, he is going again to India, hoping to select up the items of a shattered kin, and to heal the injuries Udayan left behind--including these seared within the center of his brother's wife.

Masterly suspenseful, sweeping, piercingly intimate, The Lowland is a piece of significant good looks and complicated emotion; an engrossing family members saga and a narrative steeped in historical past that spans generations and geographies with seamless authenticity. it really is Jhumpa Lahiri on the peak of her huge powers.

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Humayun marched against him and gained a decisive victory. The sultan of Gujarat, Bahadur Shah, thought it opportune to send three columns against various points in Mughal territories, all of which were defeated. Bahadur Shah, who had been besieging Chitor, turned after its fall towards Humayun, who had reached Mandasor, only sixty 36 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 INDIA UNDER THE MUGHALS miles away, in pursuit of one of the Gujarat columns. Bahadur Shah, instead of attacking Humayun, entrenched himself in a camp.

Little is known of events in Sind after this, and the chronology is uncertain; but the later Samma kings are known to have been connected by marriage to the royal house of Gujarat, and received support from Gujarat when rebels, mostly Mongols of the Arghun tribe, rose against the Jam, and again when reports came of persecution of Muslims by local Hindus. The dynasty, however, continued to rule until 933/1527, when the Arghuns gained control of Sind. In Gujarat Muzaffar Khan, who had been appointed governor in 793 /i 3 91, declared his independence after five years.

THE SAYYID AND LODI DYNASTIES IN DELHI A certain Khizr Khan had been appointed governor of Multan by Feroz Shah. When Timur invaded the sultanate, Khizr Khan cast his lot with him and was appointed governor of the Panjab and Upper Sind. He consolidated his power, and ultimately absorbed Delhi. e. a descendant of the Prophet. The history of his reign is mostly a narrative of expeditions against recalcitrant chiefs for the zz Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 MUSLIM INDIA BEFORE THE MUGHALS collection of revenue and their reduction to allegiance.

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