Book “Our Moon has blood clots” – by Rahul Pandita, is about Kashmiri Pandits and their exodus from their homeland. It is a story of broken homes, lost lives and shattered dreams of Hindu minority in a Muslim dominated Kashmir.
Through the memoirs of a Kashmiri Pandit, author has narrated their pain and tried to show the mirror to those for whom Kashmir and Kashmiri Pandits are nothing more than a political issue.
Part 1 of the story is confusing as it tends to mix up too many things. As a reader we get lost between the jumping timelines, different places, historic events and cultural heritage & richness of Kashmiri Pandits. By the time I finished reading Part 1 of the book my initial opinion was that the book is too negative and bitter but by the time I finished the Part 2 and 3 of the book, I realized that its nothing compared to the continued bitterness and hatred Kashmiri Pandits have been facing from decades.
Not Just The Loss Of Ancestral Properties
By the end of the book one can actually see that the actual loss is not just limited to ancestral homes and properties of Kashmiri Pandits but we are robbed of our rich cultural heritage.
Author has tried to give justice to all those nameless deaths lost in time by bringing them in front of the world, giving them the identity and making us see what atrocities they have been subjected to.
Agony of Kashmiri Pandits started right from the partition days and it still continues after almost 6 decades of independence. Their generations have been suffering the exile but whether this distress will touch the hearts of our politicians to actually come forward and take charge … our media to be more empathetic…. and most of all our own countrymen to at least embrace them with love and care they deserve.
In all a touching and heart whelming novel !