Overview for Twist of Truth
The novel is a mix of political, historical, and philosophical fiction. It broadly deals with a current political issue: terrorism and violence. The narrative is told through the subjectivity of one who is known as a "militant." The writer explores how it feels to be hated and to be feared and to be rejected as the violence-makers are. This is neither a critique of the insurgent movement in which the novelâ€™s protagonist is involved nor does it reflect any sympathies with terrorism. The writer is interested in perceiving its human smell and color and thought, and in the process, examining and raising some issues about violence. The novel tries to explore the relationship between oneâ€™s religious convictions and oneâ€™s sense of social responsibility and the gap between the two. The broad vision of the novel is, hence, primarily philosophical.
Nishi Chawla (Author)
Nishi Chawla is a writer as well as an academic. Her first novel, The Twist of Truth, was published by Har-Anand. It dealt with the politico-philosophical theme of a terrorist who engages in the mission with self-doubt as well as self-absorption. Nishi Chawla grew up in India where she taught English Literature in a Delhi University college for nearly two decades. She is now settles with her family in a suburb of Washington D.C. She teaches courses in World Literatures and in Writing at the University of Maryland University College, Maryland, as well as at the George Washington University, Washington D.C., from where she earned her doctorate in English.