Nimbus Architecture and Heritage

A Thousand Splendid Suns: An Illustration

by Manashree Parekh


A woman who will be like a rock in a riverbed, enduring without complaint, her grace not sullied but shaped by the turbulence that washes over her.”

 – Khaled Hosseini, ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’, 2007.



A Thousand Splendid Suns, a novel by Khaled Hosseini portrays a subtle yet strong cross section through 30 years of life in Afghanistan. It is a powerful story signifying the beauty and culture of Afghanistan as well as the hardships that taint it. The story is narrated through the lens of three dynamic women fighting against all odds and obstacles to protect the next generation.

This is an attempt to illustrate this heartwarming story of love, pain, and sacrifice.