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'The Night Diary' by Veera Hiranandani

By Iniya, 6C


Many of you must have read the book Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani. If not, I definitely recommend this book to you.


The Night diary takes place in 1947. India, newly freed from British rule, has been divided into 2 countries: Pakistan and India. Hundreds and thousands of people are killed crossing the borders.


This story is told through 12-year-old Nisha’s letters to her mother. Nisha’s dad, who is a Hindu, decides that it’s too dangerous to stay in Pakistan, so they have to travel by train and foot to reach their new home. The trek to their new home is dangerous, long, and difficult. After losing Nisha’s Muslim mother as a baby. Nisha can not stand losing her homeland too. But she is capable and strongly believes that she can put herself back together.