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  • ISBN: 0676973183 (trade pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780676973181 (trade pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 515 p. : map ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Vintage Canada, 2000, 1999.

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General Note: Commonwealth Writers Prize - Best Book in Canada
Summary, etc.: Out of the rich culture of India and the brutal drama of the 1947 Partition comes this lush and eloquent debut novel about two women married to the same man. Roop is a young girl whose mother has died and whose father is deep in debt. So she is elated to learn she is to become the second wife of a wealthy Sikh landowner in a union beneficial to both, for Sardajis first wife, Satya, has failed to bear him children. Roop believes that she and Satya, still very much in residence, will be friends. But the relationship between the older and younger woman is far more complex. And, as India lurches toward independence, Sardarji struggles to find his place amidst the drastic changes.
Awards Note:
Commonwealth Writers Prize - Best Book in Canada
Subject: Young women -- India -- Fiction
Sikhs -- Fiction
Arranged marriage -- Fiction
India -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
Pakistan -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Canadian fiction.
Topic Heading: Women authors - Culture > Fiction
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