WINDHORSE

WINDHORSE (English, Paperback, Barua, Kaushik)

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WINDHORSE  (English, Paperback, Barua, Kaushik)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9789350296714, 9350296713
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    A group of Tibetan rebels set up an armed resistance movement against Chinese occupation, defying the instructions of their spiritual head, the Dalai Lama. Lhasang grows up in eastern Tibet but is forced to flee after the Chinese occupation, making the death-defying trek across the Himalayas with his family. Fighting poverty and frustration, he finds solace in the resistance that is being cobbled together in the refugee camps in India. Norbu, the scion of an affluent Tibetan expatriate family, befriends Dolma, a young college student and interacts with the newly arrived refugees from Tibet. Together, they join a motley group of fighters. But to gain freedom and restore their religion in its homeland, they will first have to relinquish their faith. Windhorse is the stirring tale of a people's desperate love for their lost homeland.

    Praise for Windhorse:

    'Barua tells the story of the Tibetan peoples struggle to regain their homeland in affecting prose. The pages turn themselves and the reader is reminded this is history we are yet living - Mridula Koshy

    'Fiction should speak directly to the heart and Kaushik has done that with Windhorse. This novel has brought to life the suffering and the struggle in Tibet' - Lhasang Tsering

    A tender and evocative account of the fall of Tibet and the human suffering that followed in its wake - Jahnavi Barua

    Windhorse is a heroic tale from a powerful new voice' - Mitra Phukan
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    • Harpercollins
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    • 1.02 Inches (US)
    Height
    • 7.76 Inches (US)
    Length
    • 5.12 in
    Weight
    • 273 Grams
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    A 'Windhorse' for your Soul

    "A nation has its roots in the minds of the people. Not in the land..."

    Powerful, evocative, inspiring... Kaushik Barua's debut novel is a tour de force set amid the turbulent years of South Asian geo-politics between 1947 and 1974, notably of the Chinese invasion of Tibet, and the subsequent displacement of Tibetans into India, in particular Delhi and Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh).

    "Windhorse" is the journey of two men, seen through the eyes of Barua's chief protagonists, Norbu and Lhasa...
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    Randeep Baruah

    Dec, 2013

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    Review for Wind Horse by Kaushik Barua

    Wind Horse is quite a gripping novel. I happened to pick it up just by chance because of my interest in the Tibetan resistance. But as i began to read it i realized its a story that has universal appeal. A really easy read (i went through the book in six hours straight and im generally quite an impatient guy) that has elements of literary brilliance in the visual imagery that the author creates with his use of language (i was almost reminded of one of the great classics i have read, namely er...
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    Dec, 2013

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    Impressive background research

    A moving story. Though a work of fiction, it is based on historical events including the Tibet resistance in Mustang valley. The voluble research the author must have done will easily strike you, familiarizing you to Tibetan culture and things they endear. The sorrow of estrangement from home, in fact the identification of home itself, I think aptly depicted when Norbu says of home, "Where his stories will be laid to rest," how the most depraved are easily the most subdued, are brought out sp...
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    Tonmoy Barua

    Dec, 2013

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    Disappointing

    The story was there but Barua for me screws up this book pretty bad. It did not hold my interest at all! All the "research" is from the gem of a book that is Buddha's Warriors. If you'd like to read about the Tibetan armed struggle I suggest you pick that one up instead.
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    Parmeet Kohli

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    Aug, 2014

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