The Night Diary Summary
Veera Hiranandani

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Veera Hiranandani's The Night Diary, a novel for young adults, follows the journey of a young girl named Nisha who is part-Hindu and part-Muslim, as she and her family flee their hometown due to ethnic persecution and journey hundreds of miles to reach Jodhpur, experiencing trials that Nisha faithfully records in a diary dedicated to her mother who passed away. Hiranandani's epistolary novel skillfully and sympathetically reveals the devastation of civil conflict and dwells on themes such as masculinity, ethnic identity, and the destruction of even the most ordinary things in life through warfare.

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