The Henna Artist
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The heroine, Lakshmi, flees her small village, and an abusive marriage to create a new life for herself in the larger city of Jaipur. A henna artist, healer, and cunning businesswoman, she finds her first clients among Jaipur's prostitutes. Just as she begins to gain success and make her reputation in the houses of the wealthier, and more discerning, Jaipur women, her plans are inter ...more
Lakshmi fled her abusive husband and her village for Jaipur, the Pink City, where she carves out a living by painting henna on the bodies of rich women. She's saving for her own house and is on her way to succeeding when a sister she didn't know she had ends up on her doorstep. The 13-year old changes Lakshmi's life; she now has to look after someone other than herself and it's a struggle. Her sister had a mind of her own and ends up in trouble. Palahn ...more