- Pub date: January -2022
- Author : Khalid Jawed
- Publisher : Harper collins
- Price: `799
- Category: Fiction
- ISBN: 9789391165642
- Page extent: 424
- Rights: World
- Format: Hard Bound
- Size: Demy
ABOUT THE BOOK
A landmark Urdu classic translated for the first time
Khalid Jawed is one of the most original and
extraordinary writers in Urdu today. The Paradise of Food
is an Urdu classic known for its radical, experimental
form and savage and dark honesty.
It tells the story of a middle-class Muslim joint family
over a span of fifty years. As India – and Islamic culture –
hardens, the narrator, whose life we follow from boyhood
to old age, struggles to find a place for himself, at odds in
his home and in the world outside.
But to describe the novel in its plot is to do its originality
no justice. In this profoundly daring work – tense,
mysterious, even unfathomable on occasion – Jawed
builds an atmosphere of gloom and grotesqueness to draw
out his themes. And in doing so he penetrates deep into
the dark heart of middle-class Muslims today.
Superbly translated, The Paradise of Food is a novel like
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Khalid Jawed is one of the leading Urdu novelists
today. He is the author of fifteen works of fiction and
non-fiction, and is a recipient of the Katha Award, the
Upendranath Ashk Award and the UP Urdu Academy
Award. He is a professor at Jamia Millia Islamia University.
ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR
Baran Farooqi is a professor of English at Jamia Millia
Islamia University. She is the acclaimed translator of
The Colours of My Heart, a selection of poems by
Faiz Ahmed Faiz.