Rupa to Publish The Kaafir’s Love by Abhisar Sharma
About the book: Two dramatic incidents shake up the tenuous peace in an Old Delhi neighbourhood—a terrorist commits suicide in Jama Masjid and an influential trader is shot near the same spot. As simmer comes to boil, age-old antagonisms surface and sharp lines are drawn. Amidst these troubled times, Sameer, a Hindu boy, falls in love with a Muslim girl, Inara. Unaware of the consequences of his love that is considered forbidden, Sameer is dragged down the rabbit hole of intolerance, and as he sinks, he discovers a shocking truth—a truth that shall change many lives forever.
Restless and on the edge, The Kaafir’s Love is volatile and an intense love story set against our troubled and provocative times.
About the author: Abhisar Sharma is the winner of the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Indian Express Award for his work Laal Masjid Ka Safed Sach, 2009 and the winner of the Red Ink Award, 2016. A journalist with more than two decades of experience he currently hosts the 8 p.m. show on ABP News. He lives in New Delhi, India.