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Nazneen finds herself in an arranged marriage with a man who is twenty years older. Strikingly imagined, gracious and funny, this novel traces the extraordinary transformation of Nazneen from a cautious and shy girl to a bold and dignified woman.
Inspired by the 1970 Bhola cyclone, which claimed the lives of half a million people, this novel mimics the storm itself. Building to a series of climaxes, it shows the many ways in which families love, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another.
This book tells the story of Nina, a young woman who has moved from rural Bangladesh to the megacity of Dhaka. This intense read lays bare the inner world of a woman beating her wings against a hostile and conservative landscape.
Samrat Upadhyay's new collection vibrates at the edges of intersecting cultures. Through the course of the stories in this collection, Upadhyay builds new modes of seeing our inter-connected contemporary world.
High in the Himalayas, three people dream of another time. The judge is haunted by his past. His granddaughter has fallen in love with her tutor. The cook's heart is with his son. Around the house swirl the forces of revolution and change.
Rahima and her sisters rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in an ancient custom which allows Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy. A century ago, Shekiba, saved herself and built a new life the same way. This tale tells their stories.
Following a battle, a group of soldiers in Kandahar are faced with a woman demanding the return of her brother's body. She refuses to move from the field. This haunting novel takes a timeless tragedy and hurls it into present-day Afghanistan.
A disfigured servant girl plans to flee Nepal; a Hindu religious festival in Darjeeling brings with it a sacrifice; two young Nepali immigrants meet in Manhattan. These are just some of the stories describing the experiences of the Nepalese people.
This book transports us to Sri Lanka, a country steeped in centuries of tradition, now forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of civil war. What follows is a story about love, family, identity, and the quest to unlock the hidden past.
A country picking up the pieces, a family among the ruins. In the restless streets, waiting rooms and nightclubs of Colombo, five family members find their bonds stretched to the breaking point in the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war.
Ali Shigri is on a mission to avenge his father's death. His target is General Zia ul-Haq, dictator of Pakistan. Enlisting a group of conspirators, Ali sets his plan in motion.
Alys Binat has sworn never to marry, until an encounter with Mr. Darsee at a wedding makes her reconsider. Told in colorful prose, this is a charming update on Jane Austen's beloved novel and an exploration of love, marriage, class, and sisterhood.
It is sixteen years since they took her, her daughter's third birthday party, the last time she saw the three people she loves most dearly: her mother, her husband, her child. A story of longing, faith and most of all, loss.
This highly anticipated sequel to I too Had a Love Story by Ravinder Singh is an emotional rollercoaster that bravely explores the highs and lows of love.
Lena Abraham knows that love can end in only one way - disappointment. Shoola Pani is South India’s heartthrob and is escaping from love. But when Lena and he meet, something flares between them that neither could have anticipated.
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