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PBR Review: 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 myst More


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Talking Points: A story that showcases the cultural traditions of Bombay in the 1920s, especially the impact on women and their rights and role in society. Perveen is headstrong and feisty if you like strong female characters. The laws of the era do not favor women and there is a lot of information on the Muslim religion and the restriction it places on women. Topics such as seclusion of women during menstruation, arranged marriages, the education of women, laws that do not favor women and domestic abuse. Some present day battles are also echoed in this story. Bonus, the story is partially inspired by a real historical figure.
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