hour past midnight

Title hour past midnight
Original title Irandaam jamangalin kathai
Author Salma ; translated from the Tamil original by Lakshmi Holmstrom.
Publication Zubaan
Size 478p
Language ENG ENG
ISBN 9788189884666
Topics English fiction--India--Psychological
Indian fiction--Tamil--Translated into English
Notes Summary : The Hour Past Midnight by Salma. === Rabia is growing up in a conservative community in southern India. One day, she and her friends sneak off to the pictures. Caught on her return home, Rabia gets a beating from her mother, Zohra, who cries as she beats her daughter into submission. Firdaus is beautiful and of marriageable age. A groom is found for her, a wealthy man wholives abroad. On her wedding night, she takes one look at him and says, ‘I’m not going to live with you, don’t touch me!’ Inside their male dominated world, Rabia, small rebellions and compromises, friendships are made and broken, families come together and fall apart, and almost imperceptibly change creeps in. Salma’s beautiful, evocative, poetic novel recreates the sometimes suffocating, and sometimes heartbreaking world of Muslim women in southern India.
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