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The Hussaini Alam House When Nine Year Old Ayman Arrives In Hyderabad In The Early 1950s To Come And Live At The Hussaini Alam House, She Little Realizes That The House, And Its Many Inmates, Will Come To Haunt Her Life And Shape Her Destiny As She Grows To Become A Woman The House Is Ruled Over By Her Grandfather, A Dignified Despot, Whom Everyone But Ayman, Her Mother And Sister, Call Sarkar Master Her Mother, The Eternal Rebel, Is Irreverent, Progressive And A Communist A Bomb Waiting To Explode Ayman Herself Alternates Between Being The Ugly Duckling Of The House And Its Little Princess Huma Kidwai S Sensitive And Vivid Portraits Of The Characters Who Teem Around The House, Offer A Window Into The Customs And S Of A Traditional Hyderabadi Muslim Family Narrated By The 40 Year Old Ayman As She Recalls The Events Of Her Past, The Hussaini Alam House Is An Elegy To A Vanished Way Of Life, A Lovesong To The People She Has Loved And Lost, And A Psychologically Nuanced Portrait Of The Women Of The Household As They Tread A Fine Line Between Society S Expectations And Their Own Yearning For Freedom.

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Hussaini Alam House
  • Huma. R. Kidwai
  • English
  • 15 August 2018
  • 9789381017098

10 thoughts on “The Hussaini Alam House

  1. says:

    Once in a lifetime, we come across a story with which you can identify The Hussaini Alam House by Huma Kidwai is that story for me After a long time, I read a book in one sitting well, if you do not count the 5 hour sleep I drifted into sobbing my heart out, after the chapter on Mummy What a poignant story of women, where men exist on the periphery I could identify the women I met in my lifetime with all the characters in this book I relived my childhood at my paternal grandparents through Ayman s I could experience what both my maternal and paternal families might have been through, falling to decadence after decades of opulence and grandeur The most touching and also the most liberating part of this book is when Ayman analyses her relationship with her mother I could not help but cry when she so eloquently and sincerely talks about the delicate, but strong bonds that a mother and daughter share, ...

  2. says:

    A now middle aged Ayman recounts the time she spent with her mother, sister and her maternal family at the Hussaini Alam House and talks about the life of an elite Muslim family in the 1960s in Deccan Hyderabad.The writing is very lyrical, descriptive, evocative and emotionally charged all at once.The family dynamics are fascinating to say the least, and the characterization is absolutely brilliant, as the book is totally character driven each chapter the first is about the Hussaini Alam House deal...

  3. says:

    A beautifully written book that takes you through the Muslim society of Hyderabad during the times of independence and for many years thereafter It s a nice and easy read that shouldn t have taken me than a day The book introduces you to the differe...

  4. says:

    Through this wonderfully written memoir, the author allows us to get a glimpse into the intricate lives of characters who inhabit an elite Muslim household in Old City, Hyderabad, and to lament the passing of the traditional and cultural values of a bygone era I personally know one of the wom...

  5. says:

    It is very difficult to write the review when you know the author personally Huma s my teacher and I learnt from her the art of seeing a society through stories But this isnt my only difficulty in reviewing the book There is a greater difficulty When I read the book and its opening lines I am thickly populated inside I carry all those who walked a little while with me I knew it wasnt just her story, it was also mine I didnot read the book I wept with it I felt it I relieved my own past and pain Possibly stories are read for two reasons so we can read and live vicariously a life beyond our reach or we can relieve the pleasures and pains of a life that once was ours and that made us what we are Huma s story falls in the second category She comes and sits by you at night and tells you a tale of love, longing, pain suffering and the courage that moves through all this and leaves you with the first rays of the dawnshe doesnt sell hope, she gives strength and choiceRead it to get in touch with your repressed emotions Live life again with women of 4 generations and there...

  6. says:

    I loved this book Written in the style of a memoir by a forty something old Hyderabadi Muslim elite woman, through her recounting of the tales of all the women, from her great garndmother to her two year old sibling, that live and pass through the old mansion in what was once an elite part of the city but had now fallen into decline and ultimately demolition to make way for the present The author has woven such a rich tapestry of domestic and psychological details of the women s life that I quite forgot that it was fiction Being an Indian of a supposedly next generation and not a Muslim , I could still relate to and think of similar patterns of old fashioned grace being replaced by brashness, the utter patriarchy of benevolent despots counterpointed by the strength and willfulness of the women, and of course, however irritati...

  7. says:

    Huma Kidwai chronicles the lives of a Hyderabadi Muslim family in newly independent India in uneven prose sometimes sublime, sometimes eyeroll inducing But what could have easily been a maudlin, emotionally manipulative read is rendered with control and just the right amount of pathos Evocative af, I ran through the corridors of Hussaini Alam House with the narrator, reveled in the closely observed details that brought them to life, and shed tears for these tragic characters Mothers love their daughters differently They love them with a kind of hopeless, fatalistic love, almost like kin...

  8. says:

    So many characters, yet such smooth transition between the chapters The charm and warmth of joint families make one feel like going back to those good old days On the other hand it s a great inspiration for Indian women to fight all odds to succeed in a male dominated society.

  9. says:

    A raw and honest portrayal of the interpersonal dynamics of a Muslim family in 1960s Hyderabad Not much in the way of plot but beautiful characterization Also a pretty quick read.

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