This much-appreciated multilayered novel spans the traumatic years of the aftermath of Indian Independence to the current apocalyptical state of affairs. It tells the story of Ismael Merchant who even after losing his whole family in a communal carnage represents the intrinsic Indian passion for love and brotherhood. Hussain Ul Haque is a well-known literary figure in the Urdu world. He is the recipient of many honours for his writings. He received the Akhtar Urainvi Award for fiction in 1993, RajBhasha Award for Fiction and Poetry 1998, and the American Urdu Society Award, Maryland, USA, 2012, among others. Syed Sarwar Hussain (translator) teaches English at the Department of Linguistics & Translation Studies, College of Languages & Translation, King Saud University, Riyadh. Prof. Hussain has been teaching English for the past thirty-eight years, and has published six books. He is currently working on the translation of Toni Morrison’s ‘Song of Solomon’.