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A Darling in Your Fifties

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Arjun has disowned his wife, Neema. She has grown to hate her tormentor, her husband, yet knows a divorced woman in India is a scandal and she is trapped. With a malicious mother on the other end, she has nowhere to go. When Arjun, aided and abetted by his mother in law, escalates his attempts to eliminate Neema, she holds her peace, sinks into the fantasy of Bollywood mov ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published May 16th 2016 by
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Natasha Borah Khan
A pretty young woman, Neema, is trapped in a loveless marriage. Unable to walk out of it thinking of her young daughter. Sadly, she had been pushed into this unfortunate situation by her own mother.

The story reflects the belief of our society that a woman without a husband cannot survive; that the value of a father's name attached to a child, even if his existence is meaningless, is priceless compared to a hardworking and selfless mother. Read full review at Natasha'z Words
May 26, 2016 rated it did not like it
"A darling in your fifties" is work of literary fiction by first time author, Nagalakshmi M G aka Ashmi.

When I started the book, my first thoughts were that the author should have used some software to get her grammar right. Also, although on the one hand, I'd like to applaud her effort for actually getting a book published, I felt the narrative was very hurried, with the scenes jumping from one thought to another too fast. It was like reading someone's journal, where she had jotted down her th
Merrybrains Book Reviews
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
The story is about the protagonist Neema who is disowned by her husband (antagonist) who plots to eliminate her. A story revolving around the problems Neema faces in her life and meeting her girly long lost gang and finding a way for her new life. This is the authors first work of fiction but Ashmi has managed to keep me hooked all the time! Neema facing too many blocks in the patriarchal society, escapes the near death situations by maintaining peace.
“The Darling in your fifties,” with its sati
Neela Kumar
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was your student many years ago and always knew you could be a good author. The brief lecture you used to deliver on equality of gender would be thought inspiring and we loved your teaching methodology. I remember asking you once what interested you in the novel written by McCarthy that you were then reading and you had said "his language". Though I read your novel with a dictionary, I really enjoyed it. It's written in a unique style and language is poetic. Particularly I liked the dreams tha ...more
Privy Trifles
I liked the cover and thought the blurb was promising. But the title was intriguing or perhaps confusing! It is the treatment of the plot which is weak. The plot is not niche but as always had potential as it has thrill, suspense, murder, mystery, romance, friendship etc almost everything needed to make a best seller.
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