Karsan Dargawalla, heir to the shrine of a mysterious, medieval
sufi begins to tell the story of his family and the destroyed
shrine in the aftermath of the violence that gripped western India
in 2002. His tale begins in the 1960s, and young Karsan wishes
above all else to be ordinary. And when he is accepted to Harvard
he can't resist the opportunity to escape his hereditrary
obligation. After a bitter quarrel with his father that leads him
to abdicate his successorship, he marries and has a son in Canada,
but after tragedy strikes in Canada and India, he is drawn back
after thirty years to see if anything is left for him. A story of
grand historical sweep and intricate personal drama, a stunning
evocation of the physical and emotional landscape of a man caught
between the ancient and the modern, between legacy and discovery,
between the most daunting filial obligation and the most undeniable
personal yearning - "The Assassin's Song" is a heartbreaking ballad
of a life irrevocably changed.
Canongate Books Ltd
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