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The Women’s Courtyard

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The Women’s Courtyard
  • Stock Status: In Stock.
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
  • ISBN-13:  9780670091362
  • Total Pages:  352
  • Edition: 1
  • Book Language:  English
  • Available Book Formats: Hardcover
  • Year:  2018
  • Publication Date:  2018-09-01
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Aliya lives a life confined to the inner courtyard of her home with her older sister and irritable mother, while the men of the family throw themselves into the political movements of the day. She is tormented by the petty squabbles of the household and dreams of educating herself and venturing into the wider world. But Aliya must endure many trials before she achieves her goals, though at what personal cost? Set in the 1940s, with Partition looming on the horizon, The Women's Courtyard cleverly brings into focus the claustrophobic lives of women whose entire existence was circumscribed by the four walls of their homes, and for whom the outside world remained an inaccessible dream. Daisy Rockwell's elegant and nuanced translation captures the poignancy and power of Khadija Mastoor's inimi..
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Sold ByPenguin Random House India
AuthorKhadija Mastoor, Daisy Rockwell ( tr.)
ISBN-139780670091362
Edition1
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Pages352
Publication Date (YYYY-MM-DD)2018-09-01
Publication Year2018
CategoryPenguin Classics

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The Women’s Courtyard

Aliya lives a life confined to the inner courtyard of her home with her older sister and irritable mother, while the men of the family throw themselves into the political movements of the day. She is tormented by the petty squabbles of the household and dreams of educating herself and venturing into the wider world. But Aliya must endure many trials before she achieves her goals, though at what personal cost? Set in the 1940s, with Partition looming on the horizon, The Women's Courtyard cleverly brings into focus the claustrophobic lives of women whose entire existence was circumscribed by the four walls of their homes, and for whom the outside world remained an inaccessible dream. Daisy Rockwell's elegant and nuanced translation captures the poignancy and power of Khadija Mastoor's inimitable voice.
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