The Widows of Malabar Hill
by Sujata Massey
PBR Review: (by- Linda - April 2019)

I didn't read any this author's other works, but this book was a Reese Witherspoon pick and getting good reviews, so I decided to give it a try. I ended up being pleasantly surprised. It's a cleverly plotted combination of mystery and historical fiction with a feisty, strong female at the helm. Perveen, is the first female lawyer in India and needless to say, has some battles to fight.

I love books like this. They make me think but also make me appreciate the efforts of all the women who paved the way for today's woman. Looking back, I can't help but wonder why it takes so long to right a wrong and how such restrictions come about in the first place, they make no sense. In the background is 1920s India with lots of emphasis on the rights and role of women or perhaps I should say the lack thereof. Overall, this book is atmospheric and a nice light read that piques the reader's interest in female rights. Recommend.

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