Shalimar the Clown

Fiction is the most suitable and convenient vehicle to convey reality! Whoever believes it or not, Salman believes it the most. Through his books, be brings to limelight the most compelling stories that remained hidden in the crevices of history, by the force of his gopher like digging nature!

That a global network of terror can operate for taking personal revenges of lust behind the screen of bombastic claims of freedom fighting can be a main theme only in fiction!
Death is the biggest drama of life! A woman and a weapon are the necessary and sufficient characters for the drama! Here the weapon is a sabatier knife and the woman who inflamed the revenge is Bhoomi!

Bhoomi,whose deliberate detachment from her education was rooted in her erotic self-image that she knew everything she would need, to get men to do whatever she wanted! The other likely victim is India! Not much to guess about where the allegory leads?! The symbol of sovereignty is aiming for 100 percent security but security being a matter of proportions can never be 100 percent!

Salman’s power and depth of perception is evident in the dramatic irony, that the oversexed girl has lost her attraction to her illicit partner- in -lust, the first moment she saw his expression changing from usual silliness to seriousness, and snatches herself away, but the partner, with his flesh burning in lust, pursues for revenge ‘of those who snatched away his love!’ This is another of Salman’s easy to read deeply enthralling mystery, without his eccentric tricks or extensive magical realism, fairly straightforward, though he tries once to mimic the strange style of speaking of Pandit Gopinath!

This is a vast painting of a tale of improbable destiny, with a plot of formidable physical, cultural and economic distances, to link the elitest of Europe to the remotest dancing tribes of Kashmir! Read this to compare and find out how much an author can contribute to understanding of many things that matter, like life, people, world and the Universe!