The Place of Shining Light (Paperback)
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The Place of Shining Light (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 29/09/2016
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Three men race against time to take possession of a sacred 5,000-year-old Buddhist sculpture: Khalid, a leading Pakistani antiquities dealer, arranges for the illegal importation of the statue from neighbouring Afghanistan. Ghalib, a wealthy art collector with political aspirations, has purchased the statue for his private collection. Adeel, a highly recommended ex-military officer, is hired by Khalid to transport the sculpture to its final destination. When Adeel first views the statue in a cave in Bamiyan - known as "the place of shining light" - he has a profound spiritual reaction and decides to steal the sculpture for himself. When Khalid and Ghalib realize their prized possession is missing, they conspire to do whatever it takes to have it returned - before it's lost forever. Taking readers on a wild journey from the valleys of Afghanistan, to the magical mountain kingdoms of Northern Pakistan, and the diplomatic enclaves of Islamabad, The Place of Shining Light is a riveting and timely story of art, war, greed, and spirituality.

Publisher: House of Anansi Press Ltd ,Canada
ISBN: 9781487000141
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 mm


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The Place of Shining Light has the intrigue of a thriller. The world of political and military corruption, bribery, and illegal dealings that Sheikh paints lends logic to the sectarian violence and the rise of terrorism in modern Pakistan. Rarely does one get such a revealing glimpse from inside the culture. * Rosemary Sullivan, author of Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva *
... stirring and thought-provoking. -- David R. Smith * Toronto Star *
Sheikh delivers some powerful dramatic blows... vibrant and compelling -- Trilby Kent * Globe and Mail *

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