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Night of the Restless Spirits

Night of the Restless Spirits

Stories from 1984

Sarbpreet Singh
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A young Indian in the USA embraces a cause rooted in his motherland, but one that he doesn’t fully understand. A student’s world is turned upside down when his friend and her family are caught in the cross hairs of volatility and violence. A train burns as it enters Delhi, and the sole Sikh survivor shares with the nation the harrowing tale of his survival . . .

These and many other stories form this heart-rending collection that evokes the horrors and uncertainties of 1984, through the tales of ordinary people caught in something bigger than themselves. Set during a time of monumental upheaval, Night of the Restless Spirits blurs the lines between the personal and political, and takes the reader on a journey fraught with love and tinged with tragedy, frayed relationships, the breaking down of humanity and resilience in the face of absolute despair. These stories tell us that people are capable of the best and the worst, but that ultimately there is always hope.

Imprint: India Viking

Published: Oct/2020

ISBN: 9780670093748

Length : 288 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

Night of the Restless Spirits

Stories from 1984

Sarbpreet Singh

A young Indian in the USA embraces a cause rooted in his motherland, but one that he doesn’t fully understand. A student’s world is turned upside down when his friend and her family are caught in the cross hairs of volatility and violence. A train burns as it enters Delhi, and the sole Sikh survivor shares with the nation the harrowing tale of his survival . . .

These and many other stories form this heart-rending collection that evokes the horrors and uncertainties of 1984, through the tales of ordinary people caught in something bigger than themselves. Set during a time of monumental upheaval, Night of the Restless Spirits blurs the lines between the personal and political, and takes the reader on a journey fraught with love and tinged with tragedy, frayed relationships, the breaking down of humanity and resilience in the face of absolute despair. These stories tell us that people are capable of the best and the worst, but that ultimately there is always hope.

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Paperback / Hardback

Sarbpreet Singh

Sarbpreet Singh, a writer, playwright, podcaster and commentator, is the author of Kultar's Mime (2016), The Night of the Restless Spirits and The Story of the Sikhs: 1469-1708. His latest book, a novel titled The Dancing Sufi of Lahore, reimagines the life and times of the Sufi Shah Hussain. He is also the author of Jujhar Cheema, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar set in Punjab in the early 1990s. His Story of the Sikhs Podcast, which has listeners in 90 countries and is currently in its fourth season, has an expansive sweep that has drawn comparisons with the work of Ken Burns. His work has been featured on the BBC and National Public Radio and his commentary has appeared in several newspapers in the US, India and Pakistan. Sarbpreet Singh is also the founder of The Gurmat Sangeet Project, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of sacred Sikh music.

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Night of the Restless Spirits is a collection of heart-rending short stories that attempt to capture the 1984 massacre in all its complexity and contradictions. Sarbpreet Singh’s stories take the reader on a journey fraught with love and tinged with tragedy, frayed relationships, the breaking down of humanity and resilience in the face of absolute […]

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