The bonds between pashtun men in flanders and during the struggle for indian independence are captured in this wartime story of a london archaeologists travels to peshawar writes helen . A god in every stone is an ambitious novel in both theme and scope but in the end one that i think over reaches itself set largely in british india between 1914 and 1930 it tells the stories of qayyum a 20 year old pashtun soldier and vivian an adventurous young british woman with a passion for archaeology. A god in every stone kamila shamsie joan walker on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers summer 1914 young englishwoman vivian rose spencer is in an ancient land about to discover the temple of zeus. There is an epic quality to a god in every stone shamsie begins with a love story and encompasses a variety of subjects including war colonialism nationalism gender and archaeology without . The theme of a loss of innocence is present in every character but it is coupled with that of learning acceptance and humanity through her characters shamsie offers an inside look at cultural biases and uncontrollable tragedies but in the end reminds us to look deeper within the world because no matter how hidden there is a god in every stone
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