Nice read but lacking drama,
This review is from: The Dust Beneath Her Feet (The Purana Qila Stories Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
The Dust Beneath Her Feet is a short story about a family living under the shadow of Indian Partition. It touches upon class divisions and family relationships and the terror of the religious riots etc., but I felt that none of these things made enough of an impact.
The tension of the political climate was more of a backdrop. This would have been fine if the story of the family had been full of tension and drama. But even this had no resolution. Perhaps the story should have been told from one character's POV to focus the perspective.
I understand Urdu so it was nice to see some words and cultural references which I recognised.
Overall it was quite a good read because the writer is talented but nothing much happens and considering the setting, that is unfortunate. Perhaps if it was a novel length story I would have got more into it.