Keepers of the Faith

Shaukat Ajmeri (Author)
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Description

Fiction. KEEPERS OF THE FAITH is set within a small Muslim sect of India, ruled by an avaricious priesthood that demands absolute submission while enforcing archaic social customs. When a section of the community rebels, it is summarily excommunicated, shunned by friends and family and denied religious rites. The peaceful community is split into two. The novel follows the fates of two blissful teenage lovers, Akbar and Rukhsana, in the historic city of Udaipur. When the communal split occurs, their families are on opposite sides; the lovers' dream of a happy life together is shattered, and they are forced into separate destinies. Akbar, from the rebel group, goes on to become a writer and family man in Mumbai, while Rukhsana gets married to an immigrant engineer from the United States fanatically devoted to the priesthood. Years later, Akbar's and Rukhsana's paths cross again. Much has changed and much has not, and they are presented with soul-destroying choices about the rest of their lives.

Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.46
Publisher
Mawenzi House/Tsar Publishers
Publish Date
April 15, 2020
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.6 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781988449968

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About the Author

Shaukat Ajmeri was born and educated in India. He worked as a journalist before coming to Canada and of late has started on a literary career. He is currently writing a collection of short stories and a second novel. He lives in Mississauga, Ontario.