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Apradhini: Women Without Men

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A searing collection of life-stories from the heart of India.

The earth-eating Muggi, groomed by her brother-in-law, cons fourteen men into marrying her and runs off with their money, but falls in love with the fifteenth and eagerly awaits the day she will be released from prison so that she can return to him. The intimidating Vaishnavi pushes a buffalo, her cruel mother-in
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Paperback, 193 pages
Published 2010 by HarperPerennial
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Shilpi Banerjee
Dec 30, 2015 Shilpi Banerjee rated it it was amazing
Shivani interviewed lady prisoners. These are the stories they shared with her or rather an account of the incidents which led to their imprisonment . One of my favourite books .. The book has been translated into English by her daughter Ira Pande.
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May 08, 2011 Mahinn rated it it was ok
Terrible, terrible writing but some important voices and stories to be heard. Worth the time only for that. If you're a stickler for style, this is not something for you.
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Shivani picks up characters from the neighborhood and has a very captivating style. In this book I found some repetition of plots / characters. Overall, good read.
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Ira Pande is a well-known editor who has worked with Seminar, Biblio, Dorling Kindersley and Roli Books. She is currently chief editor, IIC Publications. She is the author of Diddi: My Mother’s Voice and has recently translated Shivani’s Apradhini: Women without Men.
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