The Half Mother A Novel E–pub New
He Half Mother A Novel where the author weaves the story of a Kashmiri mother looking for her son who has been arrested by the army in a raid following an attack by the militants in their locality Thus begins the journey of a desperate mother looking for the militants in their locality Thus begins the journey of a desperate mother looking for son from one army camp to another to one minster s home to another police station to finally approaching the media but with time her health deteriorates and it seems no one is aware that a boy is missingSynopsis The night is tired now the old moon hanging in the dark sky is tired too It is the 1990s and Kashmir s long war has begun to claim its first victims Among them are Ghulam Rasool Joo Haleema s father and her teenage son Imran who is picked up by the authorities only to disappear into the void of Kashmir s missing people The Half Mother is the story of Haleema a mother and a daughter yesterday a half mother and an orphan today tormented by not nowing whether Imran is dead or alive torn apart by her own lonely existence While she battles for answers and seeks out torture camps jails and morgues for any signs of Imran Kashmir burns in a war that will haunt it for years to come Heart wrenching deeply troubling and lyrical The Half Mother marks the debut of a bold new voice from Kashmir Haleema is born into poverty and soon after her loving mother s death she had to uit her school and studies and had to marry a medical assistant But it seems Haleema is also born with bad luck as her marriage comes to an end within a few months and she had to return back to her father s home in Natipora locality The only good thing that came out of her short lived marriage is the birth of her son Imran who soon becomes her darling boy and her father s new guiding stick But the time period of the late 1980s is ripe with obligatory arrests by the army due to the violence and attacks by the militants in Kashmir following due every Kashmiri family lives with the fear that they either don t get abducted by the militants or get arrested by the army as either of them guarantees no safe return to home Unlucky Haleema too faces the wrath of such violence when her father is illed in a violent raid performed by the Indian army due to a militants attack And on the very same evening while mourning for the death of her dear father Haleema loses her loving son Imran when the army arrests him in a very similar raid and takes him away Haleema has no time to mourn for her father hence she puts the grief at the back of her mind and begs in the feet of the army to let his son free as he has done nothing And from there Haleema s painful
and long journey begins to find her son long journey begins to find her son bring him back to home hence she nocks every government official s door every army camp s door and even contact those people who too have faced a similar fate like Haleema s and try to form a united body of people to meet the chief minister and also approaches a local journalist from BBC who at least pays some heed to her story and prints it But Imran never comes back and no one seems to have any idea about Imran s whereabouts And with time Haleema ages and her health fails. Y to disappear into the void of Kashmir's missing people The Half Mother is the story of Haleema a mother and a daughter yesterday a 'half mother' and an orphan today tormented by not nowing whether Imran is dead or alive torn apart by her own lonely existence Wh. .