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Shift in the Wind
Author: Aminuddin Khan

Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 978-8172235734
Pages: 312
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Zafar, the good-looking, gracious scion of erstwhile nobility, has an affair with a married woman who declines to leave her aging husband for him, and so, respecting her decision, he marries and falls in love with the highborn and beautiful Zeba, to whom, from that day on, he is forever faithful and devoted. But his passage towards the future, towards fulfillment, is not as simple as he anticipated; along the way he encounters the trial of love and death, kinship and societal change... Set in the Hyderabad of the 1950s and 1960s, this is a story of the lives and loves of an India aristocracy told variously through a host of narrative voices. An elegant and evocative novel, the prose is resplendent in its portrayal of Indian nobility, quiet in its depiction of their loves.