Fence

Ila Arab Mehta

Fence

Ila Arab Mehta

Distributed for Zubaan Books

Translated by Rita Kothari
200 pages | 5 x 7 3/4 | © 2015  
Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9789383074877 Published December 2015 World sales rights except India
Ila Arab Mehta is an award-winning Gujarati author most noted for her explorations of feminist thinking. In this new translation of her beautiful and skillfully crafted novel Fence, we meet Fateema Lokhandwala, a young Muslim woman in present-day Gujarat. Fateema lives in a divided world, where religion and class split society. A member of the Muslim minority, she struggles to carve out a place for herself, seeking her true identity and encountering triumph and tragedy along the way.
Fence is a powerful critique of the damage caused by Indian identity politics. It is also a classic coming-of-age story and a lively, yet tender, exploration by Mehta, a Hindu writer, of the dreams and aspirations of her Muslim sisters.
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Fence
ILA ARAB MEHTA
Translated from the Gujarati original by RITA KOTHARI
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