Book review. Khuda ki basti

After having read Jangloos it was imperative for me to read this book. Not as voluminous as jangloos but then not a bit less entertaining, informative and moving. It is s story of good vs evil, of love and betrayal, of hopes and dreams, machinations of the viliest form, of misusing religion for personal gains, of suppressing the oppressed. As always the language used is easy to follow and understand. There are twists and turns in the plot. The lower strata of society is beautifully depicted in every way. The fight for survival is real and the human mind is put to test in different ways. The writer has laid threadbare a society on a downward spiral. It is the story of a society that refuses to improve. Reading this book written somewhere in the late 1950’s one comes to realize that things haven’t changed much. Simply two thumbs up!