About the Book
Ravaged by successive riots, the terms of life in a shantytown are dictated by its women who lead a widowed existence since their men are locked up in prison on murder charges. In the despondency and squalor of the dingy lanes, Nafsan is hope, the idea of another day. She radically departs from …
About the Author
A Civil Judge in Kerala, A. M. Basheer is the author of Uruppa, a Malayalam novel first published in 2007. His short stories, published in various popular Malayalam periodicals and later as a collection, Oru Porali Janikkunnu, in 1992, won him several prizes. His plays were broadcast by radio stations in Thrissur, Kozhikode and Trivandrum. Riot Widows is his debut novel in English.