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  1. says:

    Journalist and author Deepa Anappara draws our attention to the horrors and tragedy of the terrifyingly enormous numbers of children that go missing in India a matter that is largely met by indifference in mainstream Indian society The impoverished slums and community are depicted with an astonishing vibrancy as the people go about their daily lives and the challenges they face lying within sight of the wealthy and powe

  2. says:

    I really enjoyed the atmosphere created The environment reveals a distinct separation of classes and the varied lives according to social status and monetary value Police negligence religious violence and educational values are exposed through this fictional tale set in India The language was great and I enjoyed the story being told

  3. says:

    Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line combines humour and warmth with tragedy and deprivation; innocence and optimism with bigotry and corruption Despite the ‘djinn patrol’ of the title there’s very little magic hereSet in a basti or Indian slum where children have vanished and the police are disinclined to help the novel follows 9 year old Jai and his friends as they play detective to try and solve the case It’s an incredible

  4. says:

    Thank you Random House for the gifted bookIn Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line journalist and author Deepa Anappara has the reader firmly on the ground in an Indian basti with its sights sounds and smells of the yummy food wafting through the neighborhood and all of it is through the eyes of the lovable child narrator JaiThe book draws attention to the large number of children who go missing in India daily Did you know close to 200 childre

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    This is a tragic story that underlines the shocking fact that an estimated 180 children go missing in India each day It describes the religious social and financial divides problematic in modern India The story immersed me in the vibrantly des

  6. says:

    First and foremost a large thank you to NetGalley Deepa Anappara and Penguin Random House Canada for providing me with a copy of this publication which allows me to provide you with an unbiased reviewDelving into to the darker side of life in India Deepa Anappara presents readers with this most impactful mystery With close to two hundred children disappearing off Indian streets daily this story about a missi

  7. says:

    Fourth read from the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction longlistMost enjoyable for the richness of its sensory details Cravings for samosas and tikka masala inevitably follow It's easy to forget Deepa Anappara's protagonist is only nine

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    “Do you know there are people who will make you their slaves You’ll be locked up in the bathroom and let out only to clean the house Or you’ll be taken across the border to Nepal and forced to make bricks in kilns where you won’t be able to breathe Or you’ll be sold to criminal gangs that force children to snatch mobiles and wallets” Hundreds of children go missing in India and some do not survive The author

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    28 The strength of this novel is the vivid setting of the Indian basti slum and surrounding city that 9 year old Jai navigates It is written as a light hearted caper featuring Jai imitating a TV detective to find a missing friend Until children go missing and it is clear that there is a serious problem it feels like a middle grade novel I ended up skimming the 2nd half I'm not sure who the intended audience

  10. says:

    Jail lives in a poor slum in India Children start going missing and he decides to investigate like the detectives do in his favourite TV shows But Jai is just nine years old The local police are not interested i

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review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Deepa Anappara

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Three friends venture into the most dangerous corners of a sprawling Indian city to find their missing classmateDown market lanes crammed with too many people dogs and rickshaws past stalls that smell of cardamom and sizzling oil below a smoggy sky that doesn’t let through a single blade of sunlight and all the way at the end of the Purple metro line lies a jumble of tin roofed homes where nine year old Jai lives with his family From his doorway he can spot the glittering lights of the city’ Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line combines humour and warmth with tragedy and deprivation innocence and optimism with bigotry and corruption Despite the djinn patrol of the title there s very little magic hereSet in a basti or Indian slum where children have vanished and the police are disinclined to help the novel follows 9 year old Jai and his friends as they play detective to try and solve the case It s an incredible window on daily life in such a place the precarity of knowing the authorities could bulldoze your home at any moment but also the strong family and community bonds that form there The sights sounds and smells of the basti are vividly evoked as Jai investigate and this immersive depiction is really well balanced to be neither sensationalised nor sugar coatedThe child characters are so endearing and na ve that I was a little unprepared for how dark this novel becomes by the end I ve since learned that the story is based on real events The heart wrenching conclusion really brings home some hard truths about how poverty renders people invisible and the way vulnerable communities are so often failed by the systems meant to protect them The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) rickshaws past stalls that smell of cardamom and sizzling oil below a smoggy sky that doesn’t let through a single blade of sunlight and all the way at the end of the Purple metro line lies a jumble of tin Homewrecker roofed homes where nine year old Jai lives with his family From his doorway he can spot the glittering lights of the city’ Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line combines humour and warmth with tragedy and deprivation innocence and optimism with bigotry and corruption Despite the djinn patrol of the title there s very little magic hereSet in a basti or Indian slum where children have vanished and the police are disinclined to help the novel follows 9 year old Jai and his friends as they play detective to try and solve the case It s an incredible window on daily life in such a place the precarity of knowing the authorities could bulldoze your home at any moment but also the strong family and community bonds that form there The sights sounds and smells of the basti are vividly evoked as Jai investigate and this immersive depiction is Make your own model forts & castles really well balanced to be neither sensationalised nor sugar coatedThe child characters are so endearing and na ve that I was a little unprepared for how dark this novel becomes by the end I ve since learned that the story is based on Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury real events The heart wrenching conclusion How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim really brings home some hard truths about how poverty The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) renders people invisible and the way vulnerable communities are so often failed by the systems meant to protect them

summary Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Nterview and places to visitBut what begins as a game turns sinister as other children start disappearing from their neighborhood Jai Pari and Faiz have to confront terrified parents an indifferent police force and rumors of soul snatching djinns As the disappearances edge ever closer to home the lives of Jai and his friends will never be the same againDrawing on real incidents and a spate of disappearances in metropolitan IndiaTake a look at the Reading Guide for Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line Fourth read from the 2020 Women s Prize for Fiction longlistMost enjoyable for the richness of its sensory details Cravings for samosas and tikka masala inevitably follow It s easy to forget Deepa Anappara s protagonist is only nine years old despite the occasional references to poop The narrative structure is formulaic and the final chapters feel rushed yet Anappara succeeds at piercing the smog choked alleys of marginalized communities to reveal disturbing realities in present day India Verdict Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line offers a robust sensory experience in lieu of suspense One of them whispered Mental s real name which was a secret known only to them and a shadow stirred in the lane The boys thought it was a cat or a flying fox though there was a charge in the air the metallic taste of electricity on their tongues the flicker of a rainbow coloured bolt of light gone so soon they could have only imagined it The sky roiled blackish blue above tangled cables and dusty street lamps The market was mostly accustomed to the distant steady thrum of the highway His nose learnt to catch the weakest of smells from hours before marigold garlands sliced papayas served with a pinch of chaat powder on top puris fried in oil to guide his steps to the right or left in dark corners

review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Deepa Anappara

S fancy high rises and though his mother works as a maid in one to him they seem a thousand miles awayJai drools outside sweet shops watches too many reality police shows and considers himself to be smarter than his friends Pari though she gets the best grades and Faiz though Faiz has an actual job When a classmate goes missing Jai decides to use the crime solving skills he has picked up from TV to find him He asks Pari and Faiz to be his assistants and together they draw up lists of people to i First and foremost a large thank you to NetGalley Deepa Anappara and Penguin Random House Canada for providing me with a copy of this publication which allows me to provide you with an unbiased reviewDelving into to the darker side of life in India Deepa Anappara presents readers with this most impactful mystery With close to two hundred children disappearing off Indian streets daily this story about a missing child leaves the reader feeling a little less than comfortable Jai may only be nine years old but he seems to know just how life ought to be When a boy goes missing in his school Jai works with some of his friends to locate the young boy Well versed on police procedurals from his time watching television Jai is sure hat he can lead a brigade just like on the screen He ll come across a great deal fo poverty with people who will do and sell anything for their next meal and travel late into the night to the far reaches of the city all in hopes of capturing a killer just like those on television Refusing to back down Jai encounters a number of stumbling blocks along the way including incompetent police officers members of gangs and even the mysterious djinn a spirit with a penchant for children Forgetting the danger that creeps up regularly Jai will not return without answers all in a place where another missing child is swept into the rubbish bin and forgotten Jai refuses to ignore his intuition even as those around him write him off as foolish An interesting take with a strong backstory surely of interest to some readers That being said I could not effectively connect with the story and it left me needing to sustain my attentionI am always fascinated to learn about new countries and cultures particularly when the reader hails from that part of the world Deepa Anappara not only spent her early life in India but has written extensively about child disappearances and poverty on the streets She brings much to the table in this piece using a number of essential young characters to give the story a different perspective The use of Jai and his friends helps to enrich the story for a reader who may know little about life on the streets or the horrible statistics about missing children As this young boy looks for his classmate he is fuelled by the sense that he too can locate someone in short order as though he were closing a case before the credits scroll like his favourite television personalities The cast of characters seems to work well different from one another and always trying to provide additional flavouring when it is useful The story itself was well crafted and paces itself relatively well I suppose I found myself lost in the shuffle from character depictions and how things developed There is a strong story and the narrative keeps the reader intrigued but I could not find a place on which to latch myself Like many of the faceless people who see and hear nothing I felt as though the essential aspects of the book passed me by To see that others enjoyed it is pleasing though I am surely going to sit in the minority outside the tent and say that this book was not one I found stellar Kudos Madam Anappara for shedding some light on the horrors of missing children I trust many will find the pieces I could not in this novel and give you the praise you seekLovehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge

  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
  • Deepa Anappara
  • English
  • 04 June 2018
  • 9780593129197