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The Burning Bride

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In India, one woman is murdered every hour by her husband’s family for a dowry. The Burning Bride follows the story of Uma, a newlywed woman. She starts her new life with many dreams. However, her dreams turn into nightmares when her parents are unable to fulfil the dowry demands made by Madhu, her mother-in-law. The heaven she had imagined transforms into a hell, and the worst part is; there appears to be no escape.

Violence against women is high in India but the irony is that Indian people worship women in the forms of many goddesses. The most commonly worshipped goddess is Durga, who has nine forms. The Burning Bride, in homage to this, is told through the varying perspectives of nine women. These multiple perspectives highlights social, psychological and cultural factors which allow the dowry system to claim so many lives every year.
Manoj Kerai's novel is a work of fiction inspired by true stories of women living in India.

The book covers have some light general marks and indentations, and areas of rubbing are noticeable on the dark sections of the cover; edges, corners and spine ends have light bumping wear; the interior is clean and bright.



Item details

Author(s):
Manoj Kerai
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.9 x 21 cms
Edition:
2015
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9780993374302
Number of pages:
439
Publisher:
Manoj Kerai
Title:
The Burning Bride

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In India, one woman is murdered every hour by her husband’s family for a dowry. The Burning Bride follows the story of Uma, a newlywed woman. She starts her new life with many dreams. However, her dreams turn into nightmares when her parents are unable to fulfil the dowry demands made by Madhu, her mother-in-law. The heaven she had imagined transforms into a hell, and the worst part is; there appears to be no escape.

Violence against women is high in India but the irony is that Indian people worship women in the forms of many goddesses. The most commonly worshipped goddess is Durga, who has nine forms. The Burning Bride, in homage to this, is told through the varying perspectives of nine women. These multiple perspectives highlights social, psychological and cultural factors which allow the dowry system to claim so many lives every year.
Manoj Kerai's novel is a work of fiction inspired by true stories of women living in India.

The book covers have some light general marks and indentations, and areas of rubbing are noticeable on the dark sections of the cover; edges, corners and spine ends have light bumping wear; the interior is clean and bright.



Author(s):
Manoj Kerai
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.9 x 21 cms
Edition:
2015
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9780993374302
Number of pages:
439
Publisher:
Manoj Kerai
Title:
The Burning Bride

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