He was imbibing the elixir of life, discovering the little joys that growing up brings along-of the first love, the surreptitious initiation into sex, the first drink in the company of a childhood friend, when disaster struck. It was the Orwellian ...
year, 1984, also Angad's sixteenth year. It was time to learn new lessons, of hate and bloodletting, of compassion and bravery, of despair and death, of hope and optimism. Living as a refugee for fourteen turbulent days in his own city, he found that luck and time were on his side. He returned Home, unlike his father Iqbal, who as a sixteen year old had fled his home in Rawalpindi, dictated by destiny to seek a new Home and Homeland. Dilliz Boyz has cameo descriptions of Delhi-the real metropolis- warts and all, its psyche and social fabric woven into the main story line in a beautifully knit, seamless pattern. A malice-free, tongue-in-cheek comment on Delhi and Delhiwallahs interspersed with the grave and sombre description of the 1984 riots and the all-pervasive goodness in man that effectively thwarts evil forces and defeats their malicious design and intent through compassion and common sense. A triumph of good over evil. About the Author A.P.S. Malhotra did a major part of his schooling from Cambridge School, Sriniwaspuri, located in the southern part of Delhi. Subsequently he joined St. Stephen's College, Delhi, from where he graduated in Physics. He went on to do his post- graduation, specializing in Space Physics, from Delhi University. He is currently employed in a leading corporation in a senior capacity.
Number of pages: 159
Date of publication: 30/01/2011
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