The 'Red Jihad: Battle for South Asia' is a political thriller that explores the ever increasing tensions and issues between the jihadis and naxals. The story of the novel is set in 2014 where Pakistan has become a full-fledged democratic country. First published in 2012 and written by Sami Ahmad Khan, the novel has won the 2013 'Excellence in Youth Fiction Writing' at Delhi World Book Fair, and the runner-up at Muse India Young Writer Award at the Hyderabad Literary Festival in 2013. The book has been written with a gripping story confronting the subjects of various political scenarios all across the world, including Kashmir, Afghanistan, Indo-Pak relationship and the US presence in South Asia.
The Plot Of The Book
This fiction thriller starts with Pakistan transitioning into a full-fledged democratic country. The nation is now reconciling with India leading to a peaceful merger. However, some external forces are working against this peaceful union. Yaseer Basheer, a Pakistani jihadi leader, joins hands with an Indian Naxalite commander, Agyaat, to unleash India's experimental ballistic missile, Pralay, on India itself. As per their plan, they are successful in unleashing the missile, but it changes its route and hits Pakistan instead of India. This leads to another declaration of war between India and Pakistan, and it further encompasses various other countries as their allies. The involvement of other super powers gives rise to another disastrous Indo-Pak war. The book is fast-past, filled with thrilling political plots and engaging story. It is a must-read for any lover of war-novels and especially for all Indians and Pakistanis.
About The Author
Sami Ahmad Khan graduated from the University of Delhi with a degree in Literature and completed a master's degree in the same at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is also a Ph. D holder with a Fulbright fellowship at the University of Iowa. He has been involved in film production, theatre, teaching and writing. 'Red Jihad' is his first novel but he has also authored some short stories, plays and a few articles for magazines and academic journals. You can order online for the paperback edition of the book published by Rupa Publications with the ISBN-10 number of 8129119870 and the ISBN-13 number of 9788129119872.
A political thriller that explores the ever increasing tension and issues between the jihadis and naxals
Set in 2014 where Pakistan has become a full-fledged democratic country
Winner of 2013 'Excellence in Youth Fiction Writing
Pakistan reconciling to India
A must-read for any lover of war-novels and especially for all Indians and Pakistanis