Author : Kamleshwar
No. of Pages : 364
Book Category : Best reading,Hindi Novel
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Kitne Pakistan is a 2000 Hindi novel by Kamleshwar, noted 20th century Hindi writer, a pioneer of the Nayi Kahani movement of the 1950s, and later screenwriter for Hindi cinema. The novel combines allegory and realism, and deals with a vast expanse of human history, as it follows the rise of sectarianism, nationalism, Hindutva and communalism. Raising questions about the true motives of the people who make decision on the behalf and for common people, who throughout the history have bore the brunt of their decision. It witnesses the violence, separation and bloodshed in the aftermath of partition of India in 1947 and examines the nature and futility of divisive politics and religion. It won the 2003 Sahitya Akademi Award for Hindi, given by Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters. Today, the novel is considered as author's finest work, and one of the classics of modern Hindi literature.