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The Resource The geometry of God, by Uzma Aslam Khan

The geometry of God, by Uzma Aslam Khan

Label
The geometry of God
Title
The geometry of God
Statement of responsibility
by Uzma Aslam Khan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
Scientist Amal and her blind sister Mehwish, their heretical grandfather Zahoor, and Noman, the young man who changes all their livesthese are the four shifting chambers who make the heart of The Geometry of God, the new novel from lauded Pakistani writer Uzma Aslam Khan. The Geometry of God follows these characters as their lives unfold against the backdrop of General Zias Pakistan, where religious fundamentalists and the mujaheddin (funded by gem sales and the Americans) gather power, and scientists and poets come under threat. This is a book to be savored, as the sisters show us: digging as Amal does toward the novels deepest questions about love and knowledge and faith, moving as Mehwish does to the rhythms of an abundant and original language
Summary
The palaeontologist Zahoor tries to do his research while General Zia is launching a campaign to Islamise knowledge. In the Punjab salt Range, Zahoor's granddaughter Amal finds proof of the dog-whale, Pakicetus, the oldest known primitive whale. But Amal's baby sister, Mehwhish becomes blind and Amal will have to stay at home to raise her.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
336068
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khan, Uzma Aslam
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paleontologists
  • Mathematicians
  • Religion and science
  • Pakistan
  • Mathematicians
  • Paleontologists
  • Religion and science
  • Pakistan
Target audience
adult
Label
The geometry of God, by Uzma Aslam Khan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gateway the first: the world -- Gateway the second: the man -- Gateway the third: the word -- Gateway the fourth: the love -- Gateway the fifth: the afterlife
Control code
ocn317068061
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781566567749
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2009010925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317068061
Label
The geometry of God, by Uzma Aslam Khan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gateway the first: the world -- Gateway the second: the man -- Gateway the third: the word -- Gateway the fourth: the love -- Gateway the fifth: the afterlife
Control code
ocn317068061
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781566567749
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2009010925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317068061

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