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Daughters of the House
In her knowing and beautifully written first novel, Indrani Aikath-Gyaltsen transports us to rural India, where four extraordinary women confront their fates, as a family and as individuals. Self-sufficient, suspicious of their neighbors in general, and men in particular, the Panditji women have always relied on their loyalty to one another - until one of them changes the...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 3rd 1994 by Ballantine Books
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A household of Indian women in a small village. For years the house was only women--until an aunt marries and brings home her husband. This causes uproar. The aunt then falls ill with lupus. The husband turns for comfort in the elder neice. The traditions of the women's ways play out.