Frontlist | Karuna Ezara Prarikh’s debut novel, an Indo-Pak love story

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Karuna Ezara Parikh – former journalist, model, poet – captivates the reader in her debut novel The Heart Asks for Pleasure First. The title is taken from the first line of a poem by Emily Dickinson, and does justice to the Indo-Pakistani love story woven in a foreign land. It explores how India and Pakistan – two neighbouring countries which have a bloody and emotional past – have created barriers and refused to forgive each other, thereby impacting interpersonal relationships too. But what makes the novel stand out is the magic of its storytelling. Even the subplots are whole on their own, while staying aloof from the main story – one which has the beauty of a poem and clarity of prose.

 

Source: Makers India

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