'The Wandering Falcon', novel by Jamil Ahmad, in Malayalam translated by Megha Sudheer. It is a haunting literary debut set in the forbidding remote tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
'Alayum Parunth' begins with a young couple, refugees from their tribe, who have traveled to the middle of nowhere to escape the cruel punishments meted out upon those who transgress the boundaries of marriage and family. Their son, Tor Baz, descended from both chiefs and outlaws, becomes "The Wandering Falcon," a character who travels among the tribes, over the mountains and the plains, into the towns and the tents that constitute the homes of the tribal people. The media today speak about this unimaginably remote region, a geopolitical hotbed of conspiracies, drone attacks, and conflict, but in the rich, dramatic tones of a master storyteller, this stunning, honor-bound culture is revealed from the inside.
Jamil Ahmad has written an unforgettable portrait of a world of custom and compassion, of love and cruelty, of hardship and survival, a place fragile, unknown, and unforgiving.
Malayalam Title: അലയും പരുന്ത്
Size: Demy 1/8
Edition: 2013 July
- Publisher: D C Books
- Category: Malayalam Novel
- Availability: Out Of Stock