My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A beautifully knitted tale of a murder using different colourful strands of cultural conflicts, class conflicts and interpersonal relationships in India during the British Raj.
Sujata Massey has also delved into the issue of women's rights and the attitude towards them in the given circumstances. The story is womancentric and revolves around the protagonist Pervin Mistry who despite the ban on women appearing in court, finds a way around to fulfil her desire to practice law and do her bit for the pardanashin women (women in burqa who do not have any direct contact with male strangers), hence giving them an opportunity to present their fundamental rights to property and life.
This is not the sitting in the armchair and solving mystery tale but full of adventure out on the streets and homes.
The ideas and the language flows seamlessly and keeps the reader engrossed in all the goings on during the entire length of the book.
Wonderful read. It has induced me to look forward to reading more of her books.
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