Snakes in the Meadows by Ayaz Kohli- Review
The flawless blurb itself tells us the finesse of the writer. Snakes in the meadows is a saga of the onset of militancy, the suffering and the resilience of Pir Panjal- the ‘and’ of Jammu Kashmir.
It is the tale of terrorism, of love, of expectations. Aslam and Ishwar, are in love but societal pressure and situations forced them to separate. Further, the surge of insurgency and terrorism unites them. The plot is not as simple as it seems.
She had only one regret-that someone knew about her secret dream.
The style of narration is exemplary. The relationship between Aslam and Ishwar has been depicted subtly yet the depth of their love is not lost on the readers. The author has closely pulled out the life of Mujahideens and presented a classic piece for the readers.