Sequoya's Thursday Book Group hosts a discussion of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent. The tale begins with Anjumwho used to be Aftabunrolling a threadbare Persian carpet in a city graveyard she calls home. We encounter the odd, unforgettable Tilo and the men who loved herincluding Musa, sweetheart and ex-sweetheart, lover and ex-lover; their fates are as entwined as their arms used to be. We meet Tilos landlord, a former suitor, now an intelligence officer posted to Kabul. And then we meet the two Miss Jebeens: the first a child born in Srinagar and buried in its overcrowded Martyrs Graveyard; the second found at midnight, abandoned on a concrete sidewalk in the heart of New Delhi.
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