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Book Summary of The Exiles A sensual and searing exploration of desire, infidelity and faith, this lush novel draws inspiration from archetypal Hindu mythology and romantic Sufi poetry, evoking unforgettable characters to explore how with a new world come new freedoms, and with them, the choices that could change everything we know about those we thought we knew, includingBook Summary of The Exiles A sensual and searing exploration of desire, infidelity and faith, this lush novel draws inspiration from archetypal Hindu mythology and romantic Sufi poetry, evoking unforgettable characters to explore how with a new world come new freedoms, and with them, the choices that could change everything we know about those we thought we knew, including ourselves Pooja Kapoor, a betrayed wife and mother, begins to question her beliefs and marriage when she discovers that her husband Rahul has fallen in love with a young Muslim man Lonely and desperate for divine intervention, she is forced to confront painful truths about the past to make sense of the present Narrated from the perspective of the wife, husband and lover, The Exiles is a classic tale of love and loss set in Kenya, India and finally, Los Angeles where it culminates in an epic conclusion About the Author Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla is an accomplished film maker and author of the critically acclaimed novel, Ode to Lata He wrote and produced the film adaptation of Ode to Lata, and has just completed his forthcoming film, Embrace Dhalla s work has been celebrated at The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York and Yale University s prestigious Master s Tea.
Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
Los Angeles based writer Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla was born in Kenya, where, at 13 years old, he published his first article in the national magazine VIVA His critically acclaimed debut novel, Ode to Lata , was hailed by the LA Times as an accomplishment and The Library Journal as brilliant An excerpt premiered in the anthology, Contours of the Heart Rutgers , and went on to win the 18th Annual American Book Award The novel created milestones as the first South Asian gay novel ever to be reviewed by the LA Times Book Review and to be excerpted by LGBT landmark magazine, Genre It was also the first account of the South Asian gay experience from an author from the African continent Dhalla went on to adapt, produce and co direct the novel into the feature film, The Ode which premiered at the Outfest Film Festival 2008 It was called a beautiful portrait of the American experience for many first and second generation Indian Americans CineQueer 7 18 08 and a film with performances that are memorable and filled with cinematic intensity Planet Homo 7 19 08 The UCLA Asia Institute praised it as a film that inspired after film contemplation and boasting performances that are noteworthy Asia Pacific Arts 8 8 08.A passionate activist, Dhalla co founded the South Asian program for the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team APAIT which provides prevention, health and social services, community leadership and advocacy to over 10,000 individuals in Southern California He is also one of the founding members of SATRANG, a support group for LGBT and questioning South Asians in Los Angeles.In June 2007, Dhalla was listed as one of the Top 21 Tastemakers and Most Important Movers and Shakers in America Genre Magazine In August 2007, Dhalla was listed as one of the Top 25 People Who Make Us Melt Angelenos Who Redefine What s Hot Frontiers Magazine.On August 29th, 2009 Dhalla was showcased at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York with the headlining event, An Evening with Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla His follow up novel, The Two Krishnas garnered raves from peers, Lisa See, Chitra Divakaruni and his inspiration, Andrew Holleran and was published as The Exiles in India where it went on to become a bestseller.He is currently developing Embrace , a feature film based on love stories impacted by actual terror events from around the world His short, upon which the feature is based, premiered at New York s prestigious IAAC film festival and was praised by the Huffington Post as a film that captures the raw intensity of two ordinary peopleA fascinating glimpse of humanity in crisis The film delivers a message of the defeat of evil and triumph over adversity You stay in touch with Ghalib on twitter gshiraz and facebook faceboo ghalibshirazdhalla
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