Everything you need to understand or teach The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan.
The Association of Small Bombs is a tragedy that focuses on the rippling effect of a small bomb that goes off in a crowded market in Delhi and kills the Khurana’s two sons and injures the Ahmeds' only boy. The omniscient narrator approaches the bomb from every angle, giving the victims and the terrorists an equal part in the story, until it becomes difficult to distinguish who is guilty and who is innocent. After years of struggling to find justice for their sons, the Khuranas and the Ahmeds realize that it does not taste as sweet as they imagined it would. Along the way, Karan Mahajan delves into complex issues that arise in response to bomb, including the type and effectiveness of protest, crime and punishment, isolation, victimhood, and fate.