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Someone Else's Garden by Dipika Rai
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Jan 09, 2012

really liked it
Read from January 03 to 09, 2012

Beautifully written book following the various experiences of women and the caste system in India and how it impacts on their life experience and relationships. I particularly liked the conflict it showed between the mother and daughter characters and the expectations they had of each other - that pull between wanting the best for your daughter and the harsh reality of what life was like.... It was essentially a love story between people from two castes in Mamta and Lokend which ran through the book - I loved Mamta's character but felt that I didn't know enough about Lokend. It was a lovely story and although harrowing at times made you really think about how life was at that time and I suppose still is now. However, I felt it was unfinished I would have liked to have known more about Lokend throughout the story and other characters like Rani (stepdaughter) and Lucky Sister were relatively unexplored
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