Megha Majumdar: A Burning


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In this propulsive and mesmerising debut, A Burning, a young Muslim woman’s Facebook post lands her in jail on terrorism charges—and the story that follows is a vivid portrait of contemporary India’s social and political complexities.

Join author Megha Majumdar for a discussion of power, nationalism, corruption and justice in a work that is both gripping literary thriller and compassionate social commentary. With Roanna Gonsalves.

Recorded for MWF Digital in 2020.

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