“The irony of Happy Muharram” by Syed Amjad Ali is a fascinating and informative book wrapped in humor!
The book is all about Indian Muslims andwhat an average Indian Muslim’s life like. This book talks about every day life of Muslims, unintentional mistakes aimed towards them and hilarious consequences which arise eventually.
The book is written in an engaging tone, grabbing the attention of the readers from the beginning as the author starts with humorous account of how the names of Muslims are misspelt or mispronounced and the identity of Muslims is mistaken!
Then, a wonderful account dealing with ‘The reality of muslim leaders’ has been provided by the author. Then, the myths and misconceptions surrounding muslims and their marriages are busted as the author takes the readers on this journey. The author has also talked about naunces of Indian Muslims, the discrimination faced by them, common perceptions about Islam and much more!
This is a complete eye-opener for an ordinary Indian who had wrong pre-concieved notions about Muslims. An informative book, written in a casual sort of way, full of humor and punch, this is a must read for all!
The language is lucid and the description grips the readers completely. Since the book resonates with the lives of Indians, and all of us have either come across a Muslim is actually one, it makes the book very lively and close to reality.
I found the cover quite justified and there’s something peculiar about it which would make the readers pick it up to delve into the world of Muslims. The title is unusual too, but hints that the book is more or less about Muslims.
Overall, an interesting and informative read which makes all of us realize that Muslims are as much Indians as any of us!
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