By Shilpa Raina,
New Delhi : Not every individual in Kashmir in the early 1990s turned against the army driven by political vendetta. There were many who rebelled because it was hard for them to accept the killings and disappearance of people they knew.
This is one of the points author Mirza Waheed wants to make through his second novel "The Book of Gold Leaves" (Penguin Viking; Rs. 499) that weaves Kashmir's conflict around a Shia-Sunni love story whose characters struggle with internal conflicts that are driven by external situations.