The story is set in the city of Kars which exists in the north eastern piece of Turkey.
Kars is currently accepted to be the most devastated and disregarded piece of Turkey. Ka, a writer, has been someplace far off, banished in shame for quite a long time yet gets back to Istanbul for his mom’s burial service. Acting like a writer, Ka advances toward Kars, a rotting city, likewise to research the tsunami of suicides among students prohibited to wear their headscarves. Hindered by blizzard, Ka observes vicious conflicts between Kurdish separatists, political Islamists and mainstream government authorities. He is there in the city to meet the “headscarf young ladies” who have attempted to end it all.
The central subject of the book is unequivocally reverberated through these expressions of the person Fazil: “We will use whatever might remain of our days here squabbling over what kind of scarf ladies should fold over their heads, and nobody will mind in the smallest as we’re eaten up by our own trivial, stupid fights.”
The most captivating piece of the book shows up when military upset happens at National auditorium while a play on headscarf young ladies is being sanctioned. The warriors open fire at the crowd who confuses genuine terminating with a piece of play. At one occurrence the novel is by all accounts a romantic tale among Ka and Ipek set in bothered times and at another level it is an entryway into the tussle among religion and governmental issues.
Ka, is a roaming figure. He has reviled the customary confidence of his adolescence – – the hopeful liberal governmental issues of his childhood, subsequent to being pessimistic of how the tyrant, rough state closes youngsters’ vision. Right after his withdrawal from governmental issues to workmanship, in Germany, Ka decreases himself to a segregated a figure and winds up misjudged by local people. He has additionally quit any pretense of composing sonnets for some time. Some way or another, he acknowledges an editorial task to test further into the purposes for the prohibition on “headscarf young ladies” in school.
All characters in the original quest for solidness inside Turkey’s chiffon hijab fragile, swaying personality however it regularly evades them. Every one of them are assailed by both inward and external nerves. Pamuk, now, makes out that governmental issues and brain research are inseparable angles in any general public.
The situation of Turkish individuals is made even more compounded after the attack on National Theater that leaves numerous understudies of Islamic secondary school killed.
The troopers’ chief on the event is Z Demirkol, an ex-socialist whose presence demonstrates that he has been given charge of ensuring a mainstream state while Islamists prevail upon the hearts of poor people, oppressed and denied section of the general public. The state powers accept that Blue, a needed Islamist psychological militant is engaged with undermining the city.
But then, obviously, it is this serious kid, whose name is Fazil, and his closest companion, Necip, who is shot to no end before he can distribute his science fictions, and the young ladies they love, who are suspended from school for declining to eliminate their head scarves- – it is these enthusiastic, garrulous, and devout youngsters, as unadulterated of heart as they are grandiose, who corner our consideration. In the northern city of Kars, close to the line with Armenia, God is genuine to them regardless of whether He isn’t to the mainstream scholarly and hindered artist Ka- – the close buddy Pamuk should compose this book about- – who has stopped by transport from Istanbul, in a snowstorm, to explore a pestilence of suicides.
Indeed, an artist named Ka in a city named Kars. Also kar signifies “snow” in Turkish. However, having quite recently returned for his mom’s memorial service following twelve years of exile in Germany following the 1980 military overthrow, Ka is truly searching for adoration, roots, importance, and his dream. Snow isn’t just a quietness inside, helping him to remember God; it additionally causes him to feel at ease on the planet. So consider the possibility that these genuine accepting understudies blame him for agnosticism. So imagine a scenario where the paper reports his conduct a day ahead of time, and a night at the theater transforms into Marat/Sade, and the beautiful Ipek will not go to Frankfurt with him.
Abruptly, he is composing sonnets once more. For sure, sonnets appear to seize or block him, similar to embolisms or a fit. He should resign quickly to a teahouse. In the mean time, detainees are tormented in red and yellow rooms. A priest of instruction is killed by a fundamentalist nut. A fear based oppressor straight from Bosnia mentors estranged understudies. The Party of God might win the civil races.