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Miss Laila, armed and dangerous

by Joseph, Manu,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
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Summary
On the day that Hindu nationalists and their controversial leader have won a spectacular election, an apartment building collapses in Mumbai. Only one survivor, is found - a man trapped under a beam, mumbling in delirium. But what he is saying is that two people are on their way to carry out a terror attack. Akhila Iyer, a medical student but also a notorious prankster, has rushed to the scene. She is small enough to crawl along to the tunnel to the dying man to administer painkillers - becoming the only link between him and the police, hearing what he is whispering.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "On the same day that Hindu nationalist leader Damodarbhai who says outrageous things that fan hatred of Muslims wins election in India, an earthquake levels an old apartment building in Mumbai. One man is still alive in the rubble, and activist Akhila Iyer, who has had medical training, volunteers to tunnel through to the man to treat him. The survivor, who turns out to be an intelligence agent, starts mumbling about a man and a woman, suspected terrorists, setting out by car from Mumbai. The man is a married 35-year-old Hindi who became Muslim for his wife, and the woman is 19-year-old Laila Raza, a Muslim, the delight of her neighborhood and the prime mover of her fatherless family. The pair is pursued by violent state agents, who justify their actions in part by describing the gentle Laila as armed and dangerous. Contemporary India, with its caste system and pervasive sexism, is Joseph's target here, in a novel that is part thriller and part political satire. Another winner from the acclaimed Indian author.--Michele Leber Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Disaster victims -- Fiction.
Terrorism -- India -- Fiction.
Nationalism -- India -- Fiction.
Apartment houses -- Fiction.
Mumbai (India) -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Publisher Oxford :2018
Language English
Description 211 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 1912408104
9781912408108
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