‘Through Orphaned Eyes’ is the third novel by Ajay Singh, which was released in November 2015. The book focuses on the partition of India and Pakistan through the eyes of two brothers who were born one after another. The only difference is that the first one is born on August 14, 1947 and the second one on August 15, 1947. One remains in Pakistan and one comes to India.
The partition between India and Pakistan was very hard on the people who faced it. In the book, the brother who comes to India narrates his story in first person and also narrates the story of Pakistan in third person.
At the beginning of the book, the author introduces all characters and gives their brief background. This helps the reader to understand each and every character throughout the story. To give reference of time, the author has used all important events in both countries since 1947. Their lives revolve around those events.
The author also gives an insight into the lives of the army personnel while narrating the story, which probably came from his own background of army services for almost 28 years. This book is a good mix of fiction and non-fiction.
The story has a potential of turning into a good movie. It is written in a very detailed manner.
— The reader works with Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and is based in Dubai.