Listen Anosh Irani reads from "The Song of Kahunsha"
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Listen Anosh Irani needs distance to write about home
He now splits his time between Vancouver and India.
His new novel "The Song of Kahunsha" has been published by Minneapolis based Milkweed Editions.
The book follows two little boys living on the streets when the huge Indian city is torn apart by religious violence.
Irani told Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr the book began as he was scribbling some notes.