In August 1947, the British colony of India was divided into the separate independent countries of India and Pakistan. Seen through the eyes of three young narrators, A Moment Comes tells a story about the tensions of the days just before the partition. Margaret's father, a cartographer, is dispatched from England to India in order to help Lord Mountbatten draw the boundary lines for the forthcoming countries. He hires Tariq as an aide, and Anupreet as a domestic assistant to his wife and daughter, Margaret. Spoiled Margaret is by turns bored with and fascinated by India. Bright young Tariq, Muslim and son of a jeweler, dreams of studying in England. Lovely, shy Anupreet worries about the scar on her face, her family, and other Sikhs during this time of turmoil. These three narrators Anupreet, Margaret, and Tariq are very different, yet they are also united by their...
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