‘Patna Blues’ — a bold statement on plight of minorities in India

Set in the most troubled decade of the 90s, fraught with events like Babri Masjid demolition, Gujarat riots, and Bombay riots, Abdullah Khan's debut novel is the story of a young Muslim boy (Arif) dreams and aspirations; his failures and fears; his guilt and contriteness; and finally his meek acquiescence to fate