An eminent American historian Dr. Harry Elmer Barnes put it: The emotional disturbances and distortion in historical writing are greatest in wartime. In shadows of aggression, people have been deliberately manipulated by official propaganda and spinning media and experts into an attitude of hating a country, a race, a religion, an ethnic group, etc.
Inspired by a trip to Kabul, Afghanistan, the author's place of birth, the story follows the lives of two Afghan women, their families, friendships, and hopes for the future, set against a backdrop of three decades of political strife.
Published just four years after the wildly successful debut of his first novel, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns received an equally enthusiastic reception from critics and readers alike.
By focusing on the relationship between his two main characters, Mariam and Laila, two very different women thrust into identical and horrific circumstances, Hosseini gives readers a rare glimpse into the daily lives of Afghan women and their struggle to survive against the backdrop of war.
Set in contemporary Afghanistan, the novel covers the Soviet invasion, the rise of the Taliban, and post-Taliban efforts to rebuild the country. Hosseini uses simple, unadorned language to tell a heartbreakingly lyrical story of an unlikely friendship and undying love.
His father's diplomatic assignments took the family to Tehran from to and to Paris from to That year, Soviet troops took control of an unstable Afghanistan after Afghan king Zahir Shah was overthrown in a bloodless coup. The Hosseinis were granted political asylum in the United States and moved—leaving everything behind—to San JoseCalifornia.
Hosseini was fifteen years old at the time. He eventually earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Santa Clara University in and went on to study medicine at the University of San Diego.
He became a medical doctor in While working as a practicing medical internist at a Los Angeles hospital, Hosseini pursued his love of writing.
His debut novel, The Kite Runner, was published in and quickly became an international bestseller. It was adapted into a film that was released inthe same year his second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns was published.
In the novelist was named a U. He also volunteers for Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Hosseini was prompted to write about the lives of Afghan women after listening to the stories of burqaclad mothers begging in the streets with their children. Set against the backdrop of thirty years of tumultuous history, the novel explores how civil war and the rise of the Taliban affect Afghan families, their friendships, and their hopes for the future.
She learns that she is a harami, or bastard, but does not know what that means.
Jalil, her father, visits her every Thursday and tells her stories about Herat, the city where she was born. The husband of three wives and the father of nine legitimate children, Jalil is one of the wealthiest men in Herat.
Chapter 2 Nana, Mariam's mother, cannot stand Jalil. She tells Mariam that he betrayed them, cast them out of his house like they were nothing to him, but Mariam loves him because he makes her feel special.
Chapter 3 Two of Jalil's sons deliver food and supplies to Mariam and Nana every month. Mariam and Nana receive few visitors. Mariam's favorite is Mullah Faizullah, the elderly village Koran tutor.
More than just a tutor, Faizullah is also Mariam's dear friend.
He supports the idea of her going to school, even though Nana forbids it. It's like shining a spittoon. And you'll learn nothing of value in those schools. There is only one, only one skill a woman like you and me needs in life, and they don't teach it in school. Chapter 4 Mariam looks forward to nothing more than her weekly visits with her father.
Despite all the bad things she says when he is not around, Nana treats Jalil with respect when he comes on Thursdays. When they are alone, Jalil tells Mariam about the world at large, and shows her newspaper clippings in which he thinks she might be interested.
At night, lying in her cot, Mariam wonders what his house is like and fantasizes about living there with his other children.
Chapter 5 It is the spring of and Mariam, for the first time in her life, heads down the hill for Herat. She finds someone to take her to Jalil's house, but once she gets there she is not allowed inside. She refuses to leave, opting instead to spend the night outside the gate. The next morning the driver forces her into the car and takes her home.
He escorts her to the kolba, but, halfway there, suddenly tells her to turn around and go back. Before she knows what is happening, she sees Nana dangling from a rope, hanging from a tree. Mariam does not cry until Mullah Faizullah comes to comfort her.
We have to talk to you. Chapter 8 The next morning, Mariam marries Rasheed in a brief ceremony.Khaled Hosseini was born in Afghanistan but left the country in at the age of 11 and he wrote his first novel, The Kite Runner, in and became a full-time writer a year and a half later.
He published his book, A Thousand Splendid Suns, in Khaled Hosseinis first novel, The Kite Runner spent over two years on Americas bestseller lists (Penguin Group, ). it is imperative to this research to understand that all New York Times articles containing content clues regarding Middle Eastern womens issues are genres that may provide the public with a better rounded perception of.
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Afghanistan from the time of the monarch's overthrow to the tyranny of the Taliban. Synopsis Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable, beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a realistic fiction novel about acceptance, and loyalty. The novel takes place in Kabul and America in recent times.4/4(1).