Afghanistan’s last 30 years have been marked by the Soviet invasion, the reign of Taliban and post-Taliban rebuilding of the country.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini beautifully captures the violence, fear and hope through two generations of characters brought together by war.

Khaled’s writing style never disappoints, given his knack for captivating story telling. It is a story of intense beauty and strength buried under the cruelty of the regime in Afghanistan.

Khaled doesn’t shy from touching heavy and often, uncomfortable topics. But perhaps, that is the purpose of the book – to make one realise the suppression and atrocities women have faced.

THIS WEEKEND: We urge you to pick this book to gain some perspective. A lot of us crib about our lives till we realise how difficult others have it. Perspective can change your opinions. Perspective is everything.

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