Title: Widows of Malabar Hill, The
Authors: Massey, Sujata
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 381
Year: 2018
Language: English
Description: Perveen Mistry, one of India's first female lawyers, knows from personal experience the importance of the legal code in safeguarding women's rights, especially after marriage. Working for her father's law firm, Perveen becomes involved in executing the will of a wealthy Muslim businessman whose three widows live in strict isolation. When there is some doubt that the household's appointed guardian has the widows' best interests at heart, Perveen is drawn into an intriguing mystery, one that will put lives at risk.

Engaging and original, this multifaceted story of 1920s Bombay is rich with period detail and the religious and cultural practices of the day.
Categories: Fiction, India, 2021 Titles


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By: CHCH 009 2021-03-24 14:48:19
An easy read, incorporating a lot of background information.

By: TAUR 023 2021-03-22 12:01:34
Members enjoyed this novel so much, that we request the Book Discussion Scheme consider having more novels by Sujata Massey on the book list.

By: CHCH 344 2021-02-17 14:33:36
Easy reading. Great holiday read. Well-written and complex enough to hold attention.

By: INVER 001 2020-11-11 10:21:11
Group really enjoyed this book. Found that most of us were motivated to do research to learn more about the history of India, the Parsi people etc. Characterisation of Parveen was interesting...many layers were revealed throughout the book. We were shocked by many of the cultural practices.

By: NELS 076 2020-11-11 10:18:19
Loved it! Interesting insights into a unique time and place. well-developed characters, and a likable 'leading lady'.

By: TAUR 004 2020-10-12 11:31:16
Everyone loved the book - the historical content, learning about the Parsi culture and the storyline. One member immediately read Sujata Massey's second book.

By: QUEEN 014 2020-09-18 14:19:06
A nice easy read. It was Rom-Com meets Murder Mystery, with an added bonus of an insight into Indian culture and traditions. Some likeable characters - would make a good film!

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