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The Hussaini Alam House

Free read The Hussaini Alam House Huma. R. Kidwai ☆ 2 Free read Summary ã The Hussaini Alam House É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free When nine year old Ayman arrives in Hyderabad in the early 1950s to come and live at the Hussaini Alam House she little realizes that the house and its many inmates will come to haunt her life and shape her destiny as she grows to become a woman The house is ruled over by her grandfather a dignified despot whom everyone but Ayman her mother and sister call '. How do you even start describing a book that moves oceans within you with every chapter every character and with something as inanimate but very much alive a house Ayman who must be in her middle age by now narrates beautifully her life and people who make up her life in the Hussaini Alam House This story is set in centuries old Hyderabad with all its opulence and deccani charm She describes how her once rich family descends into penury and the conseuential changes that follow Her vivid delicately drawn sketches of every character especially the women of the house make you feel like family as if the reader has been walking and living with all of them in that house Death is one of the most significant themes of this book rather the grief that follows the death of a loved one how expressing grief is so individualistic and subjective and how that grief pushes you in the throes of sorrowness and then gives you the strength to pull yourself up The author brilliantly captures the stories of her childhood and youth her experience of being raised in a big family the eternal bond of love between grandparents and her relationship with her own parents How grandparents perform their role as repositories of heritage cultures and stories How strong fathers uncles male cousins always stand out in a society tainted with oppression How women young and old stand strong and support each other even with the ongoing fights How children absorb EVERYthing that goes on around them and how their intuitions are worthy of being trusted It s an absolute delight to read this book weep with it uestion the injustices of past and present and feel like you yourself are a part of this family living in the Hussaini Alam House The book ends with Ayman taking your hand and walking you through the empty house Empty without the objects in it but fully alive with all the lives lived in it Vargens lilla lamm nine year old Ayman arrives in Hyderabad in the early 1950s to come and live at the Hussaini Alam House she little realizes that the house and its many inmates will come to haunt her life and shape her destiny as she grows to become a woman The house is ruled over by her grandfather a dignified despot whom everyone but Ayman her mother and sister call '. How do you even start describing a book that moves oceans within you with every chapter every character and with something as inanimate but very much alive a house Ayman who must be in her middle age by Looking Good Dead now On the Banks of Lethe narrates beautifully her life and people who make up her life in the Hussaini Alam House This story is set in centuries old Hyderabad with all its opulence and deccani charm She describes how her once rich family descends into penury and the conseuential changes that follow Her vivid delicately drawn sketches of every character especially the women of the house make you feel like family as if the reader has been walking and living with all of them in that house Death is one of the most significant themes of this book rather the grief that follows the death of a loved one how expressing grief is so individualistic and subjective and how that grief pushes you in the throes of sorrowness and then gives you the strength to pull yourself up The author brilliantly captures the stories of her childhood and youth her experience of being raised in a big family the eternal bond of love between grandparents and her relationship with her own parents How grandparents perform their role as repositories of heritage cultures and stories How strong fathers uncles male cousins always stand out in a society tainted with oppression How women young and old stand strong and support each other even with the ongoing fights How children absorb EVERYthing that goes on around them and how their intuitions are worthy of being trusted It s an absolute delight to read this book weep with it uestion the injustices of past and present and feel like you yourself are a part of this family living in the Hussaini Alam House The book ends with Ayman taking your hand and walking you through the empty house Empty without the objects in it but fully alive with all the lives lived in it

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Free read The Hussaini Alam House Huma. R. Kidwai ☆ 2 Free read Summary ã The Hussaini Alam House É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Adi Muslim family Narrated by the 40 year old Ayman as she recalls the events of her past The Hussaini Alam House is an elegy to a vanished way of life a lovesong to the people she has loved and lost and a psychologically nuanced portrait of the women of the household as they tread a fine line between society's expectations and their own yearning for freedom. It is very difficult to write the review when you know the author personally Huma s my teacher and I learnt from her the art of seeing a society through stories But this isnt my only difficulty in reviewing the book There is a greater difficulty When I read the book and its opening lines I am thickly populated inside I carry all those who walked a little while with meI knew it wasnt just her story it was also mine I didnot read the book I wept with it I felt it I relieved my own past and pain Possibly stories are read for two reasons so we can read and live vicariously a life beyond our reach or we can relieve the pleasures and pains of a life that once was ours and that made us what we are Huma s story falls in the second category She comes and sits by you at night and tells you a tale of love longing pain suffering and the courage that moves through all this and leaves you with the first rays of the dawnshe doesnt sell hope she gives strength and choiceRead it to get in touch with your repressed emotions Live life again with women of 4 generations and there interwoven lives Narrated in a non linear fashion the book would swing you back and forth in time opening to you the rich complexity of life As I moved through the words and spaces I felt I was on a swing in a huge huse seeing expensive silk sarees for a traditional Indian wedding each saree intricate in pattern and designrich complex and heavywhile their lure was tough to resist their weight was scary how could anyone bear itand yet they did Each woman didI personally sobbed over Khalajaan s story the most and then amma s the characters of these two ladies However in my opinion Khan Sahib and Naveed s character s have been reduced in dimension I also feel Huma fails to capture Nagma and Mariam with the affectionate detachment that she displays in capturing Amma and Khalajaan As a reader my mind asks why Huma did you fail to be soft to these two when you could understand Bawajaan and Khalubawa and their frailties and as a woman I know sometimes we just cant And may be it is not necessary Who said mercy is a virtue If all were forgiven can we ever have storiesAll I can say is that there is a house that resides in me a house that I am freeing myself from There are people I carry but I am learning to let them go But this book now resides in me I like it Honor nuanced portrait of the women of the household as they tread a fine line between society's expectations and their own yearning for freedom. It is very difficult to write the review when you know the author personally Huma s my teacher and I learnt from her the art of seeing a society through stories But this isnt my only difficulty in reviewing the book There is a greater difficulty When I read the book and its opening lines I am thickly populated inside I carry all those who walked a little while with meI knew it wasnt just her story it was also mine I didnot read the book I wept with it I felt it I relieved my own past and pain Possibly stories are read for two reasons so we can read and live vicariously a life beyond our reach or we can relieve the pleasures and pains of a life that once was ours and that made us what we are Huma s story falls in the second category She comes and sits by you at The Windmill of Nowhere Crackers night and tells you a tale of love longing pain suffering and the courage that moves through all this and leaves you with the first rays of the dawnshe doesnt sell hope she gives strength and choiceRead it to get in touch with your repressed emotions Live life again with women of 4 generations and there interwoven lives Narrated in a Flappers and Philosophers non linear fashion the book would swing you back and forth in time opening to you the rich complexity of life As I moved through the words and spaces I felt I was on a swing in a huge huse seeing expensive silk sarees for a traditional Indian wedding each saree intricate in pattern and designrich complex and heavywhile their lure was tough to resist their weight was scary how could anyone bear itand yet they did Each woman didI personally sobbed over Khalajaan s story the most and then amma s the characters of these two ladies However in my opinion Khan Sahib and Naveed s character s have been reduced in dimension I also feel Huma fails to capture Nagma and Mariam with the affectionate detachment that she displays in capturing Amma and Khalajaan As a reader my mind asks why Huma did you fail to be soft to these two when you could understand Bawajaan and Khalubawa and their frailties and as a woman I know sometimes we just cant And may be it is Ozzy Osbourne The Story of the Ozzy Osbourne Band Rockdetector not Moonlight necessary Who said mercy is a virtue If all were forgiven can we ever have storiesAll I can say is that there is a house that resides in me a house that I am freeing myself from There are people I carry but I am learning to let them go But this book How to Work as a Freelance Journalist now resides in me I like it

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Free read The Hussaini Alam House Huma. R. Kidwai ☆ 2 Free read Summary ã The Hussaini Alam House É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Sarkar' master Her mother 'the eternal rebel' is irreverent progressive and a communist a bomb waiting to explode Ayman herself alternates between being the 'ugly duckling' of the house and its little princess Huma Kidwai's sensitive and vivid portraits of the characters who teem around the House offer a window into the customs and s of a traditional Hyderab. I ve rarely come across a book which is full of such delightful and intriguing characters Huma Kidwai s memoir is beautiful because her writing is honest vulnerable and her interpretations of the women of her house are poignant and heartfelt I could relate to so many of the experiences she describes in the book I could feel her pain and her despair She creates a sketch of each of the characters with such care love and tenderness it is deeply endearing and will melt you on many instances Her understanding of the subtleties in relationships all that is expressed and unspoken is what made me fall in love with her bookThis is definitely a book to savour and cherish


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    Free read The Hussaini Alam House Characters ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Huma. R. Kidwai Huma. R. Kidwai ☆ 2 Free read How do you even start describing a book that moves oceans within you with every chapter every character and with something as inanimate but very much alive a house? Ayman who must be in her middle age by now narrates beautifully her life and people who make up her life in the Hussaini Alam House This story is set in centuries old Hyderabad with all its opulence and 'deccani' charm She describes how her once rich family descends

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    Free read The Hussaini Alam House Huma. R. Kidwai ☆ 2 Free read Characters ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Huma. R. Kidwai A now middle aged Ayman recounts the time she spent with her mother sister and her maternal family at the Hussaini Alam House and talks about the life of an elite Muslim family in the 1960s in Deccan HyderabadThe writing is very lyrical descriptive evocative and emotionally charged all at onceThe family dynamics are fascinating to say the least and the characterization is absolutely brilliant as the book is t

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    [PDF/EPUB] (The Hussaini Alam House) I've rarely come across a book which is full of such delightful and intriguing characters Huma Kidwai's memoir is beautiful because her writing is honest vulnerable and her interpretations of the women of her house are poignant and heartfelt I could relate to so many of the experiences she describes in the book I could feel her pain and her

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    Free read The Hussaini Alam House [PDF/EPUB] (The Hussaini Alam House) A beautifully written book that takes you through the Muslim society of Hyderabad during the times of independence and for many years thereafter It’s a nice and easy read that shouldn’t have taken me than a day The book introduces you to the different women of the Hussaini Alam house each one representative of women in society across the

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    [PDF/EPUB] (The Hussaini Alam House) Huma. R. Kidwai ☆ 2 Free read Characters ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Huma. R. Kidwai It was really a pleasure reading this book Starting reading as it was recommended by a friend this book really felt homely and at t

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    Characters ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Huma. R. Kidwai [PDF/EPUB] (The Hussaini Alam House) Through this wonderfully written memoir the author allows us to get a glimpse into the intricate lives of characters who inhabit an elite Muslim household in Old City Hyderabad and to lament the passing of the traditional and cultural values of a bygone era I personally know one of the women characters in the book The author's depictions are nuanced and evoke nostalgia

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    [PDF/EPUB] (The Hussaini Alam House) It is very difficult to write the review when you know the author personally Huma's my teacher and I learnt from her the art of seeing a society through stories But this isnt my only difficulty in reviewing the book There is a greater difficulty When I read the book and its opening lines I am thickly populated inside I carry all tho

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    [PDF/EPUB] (The Hussaini Alam House) I loved this book Written in the style of a memoir by a forty something old Hyderabadi Muslim elite woman through her recounting of the tales of all the women from her great garndmother to her two year old sibling that live and pass through the old mansion in what was once an elite part of the city but had now fallen into decline and ultimately demolition to make way for the present The author has woven such a rich ta

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    Huma. R. Kidwai ☆ 2 Free read Characters ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Huma. R. Kidwai Free read The Hussaini Alam House Huma Kidwai chronicles the lives of a Hyderabadi Muslim family in newly independent India in uneven prose sometimes sublime sometimes eyeroll inducing But what could have easily been a maudlin emotionally manipulative read is rendered with control and just the right amount of pathos Evocative af I ran through

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